There are reports that 16 people have been killed in a U.S. missile strike targeting suspected militants in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region, in the northwest near the Afghanistan border.
Reports say six missiles were fired at a suspected militant compound in the Nazai Narai area.
AP quoted intelligence officials as saying a number of foreigners were believed to be among those killed, but further details were not immediately available.
U.S. drone aircraft regularly carry out missile strikes on militant targets in Pakistan's northwest, and Pakistan's military has conducted several major military operations against militants in South Waziristan.
compiled from agency reports