U.S. missiles killed 10 people in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, The Associated Press reported, quoting local intelligence officials.
Nine of those killed were terrorists, according to a senior military official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information to the press.
The latest U.S. missile attack targeted the home of a local tribesman in the Datta Khel area, according to Palistani intelligence officials. Villagers pulled 10 bodies from the rubble, the officials said.
The North Waziristan tribal region near the border with Afghanistan is home to a network of al-Qaeda and Taliban terror cells, one of which provided explosives training to suspected bomber Faisal Shahzad.
Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan whose recent failed attempt to detonate a car bomb in New York City's Times Square, confessed to spending five months with the Taliban in North Waziristan learning how to build explosive devices. Shahzad returned to the U.S. in February.
White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan said on Sunday that Shahzad was working for Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, a terror group believed to be hiding a number of senior al-Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden.
In a pretaped interview with CBS television's 60 Minutes aired on Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. expects more cooperation from Pakistan in the fight against terrorism. She warned of "severe consequences" if a terror attack in the U.S. would be traced to Pakistan.
Source: The Associated Press