Latest US Strike Kills 12 in Pakistan Border Region

9 suspected militants among casualties
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2008 6:42 PM CDT
The US is targeting Islamic militants like the ones behind this blast near Kabul, Afghanistan, last month.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Another US airstrike today killed at least 12 people in the Pakistani province of North Waziristan, sources tell the BBC, backing off original estimates of 20 casualties. “Most were foreigners,” an official told AFP, and nine are suspected of having been Islamic militants. Taliban fighters use the area for raids into neighboring Afghanistan, and US forays across the border have raised tensions with Pakistan.