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'Twenty killed in suspected US missile strike'

At least 20 suspected Islamic militants were killed in a suspected US missile strike on a Taliban hideout in a Pakistani tribal region on Saturday, a senior security official said.

world Updated: Feb 14, 2009 12:14 IST
AFP

At least 20 suspected Islamic militants were killed in a suspected US missile strike on a Taliban hideout in a Pakistani tribal region on Saturday, a senior security official told AFP.

"The death toll is 20. We have yet to confirm the identities and nationalities of those killed," the official said, raising the toll from five.

First Published: Feb 14, 2009 10:43 IST