Suspected U.S. drones kill 14 militants
At least 24 suspected militants have been killed in 2 separate attacks in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region, officials say.

A succession of missiles is reported to have hit a vehicle and an alleged militant hideout in the Dattakhel area.

Officials say 12 militants were also wounded in the attack some 40km from the town of Miranshah. A second barrage of missiles was fired on a militant camp straight away on the border with Afghanistan hours later.

There was no word on the identity of any of the militants killed, however the attack was in an area where members of an Afghan Taliban faction led by a commander known as Gul Bahadur operate.

Foreign fighters linked to al-Qaeda are known to be in the area. Nearly 70 drone strikes have killed more than 200 people in Waziristan as the start of 2010, officials say. The majority of these strikes have been in the Dattakhel area.

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