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14 Alleged Insurgents Killed in U.S. Attack in NW Pakistan

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) - Officials say up to 18 American missiles slammed into an al-Qaida and Taliban sanctuary close to the Afghan border, killing 14 alleged insurgents.

It's the third such strike since a failed car bombing in New York drew fresh attention to the region.

The number of missiles fired into North Waziristan today was unusually high, reflecting multiple targets.

Two intelligence officials said they struck cars, homes and tents across a wide area in the Doga area. The identities of the people killed in the attack were not immediately known.

The officials said Doga is a militant stronghold where insurgents have hideouts and training facilities.

North Waziristan has been the target of nearly all of about 30 other American attacks this year.


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