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Drone Strike Kills 10 in Pakistan

Pakistani officials say a U.S. missile strike has killed at least 10 militants in a tribal region of northwest Pakistan.

Officials say a drone attack Tuesday destroyed a militant compound in the Datta Khel region of North Waziristan.

The United States has regularly launched attacks by the unmanned planes on the district, which is a stronghold of al-Qaida and the Taliban.

Meanwhile, Pakistani police say an anti-Taliban militia in Kurram, another tribal region along the Afghan border, killed 10 Taliban fighters Tuesday.

The militia attacked the Taliban fighters after they attempted to kidnap one of its members.

Last week, Pakistani intelligence officials said two suspected U.S. drone strikes killed at least 12 people in the North Waziristan village of Mizarkhel.

Such attacks have killed senior members of al-Qaida and the Taliban, but have sparked criticism from Pakistan's government.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.