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ISLAMABAD — A barrage of missiles believed to be fired from a U.S. unmanned plane destroyed a Taliban training camp on a mountain close to the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing at least 10 insurgents, two intelligence officials said.

ISLAMABAD — A barrage of missiles believed to be fired from a U.S. unmanned plane destroyed a Taliban training camp on a mountain close to the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing at least 10 insurgents, two intelligence officials said. It was the second such attack in the South Waziristan tribal area in the last 24 hours. South Waziristan is a stronghold of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, who the Pakistan army is also targeting. The suspected drone fired six missiles at the mountain top training camp in the Karwan Manza area of South Waziristan before dawn Wednesday, the officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media. The nationality and the identity of the slain men were not immediately known. The United States is believed to have launched more than 40 missile strikes against targets in the border area since last August, according to a count by The Associated Press. Washington does not directly acknowledge launching the missiles, which have killed civilians as well as militants and contributed to anti-U.S. sentiment in Pakistan. ______ In photo: Pakistani local tribal people visit houses hit by alleged security forces in Datta Kheil, North Waziristan along the Afghanistan border on Friday, July 3, 2009. Strikes on suspected militant hide-outs, killed at least four insurgents and wounding seven others, intelligence officials said. (AP Photo) Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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