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PESHAWAR: A suspected US drone fired two missiles that killed 10 alleged militants in northwest Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The two officials said Thursday's attack took place on a militant hideout in Khassokhel village near Mir Ali in North Waziristan. It was the second such attack in 24 hours in the region.

The officials said most of those killed were Uzbek insurgents. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to the media.

Drone strikes have become an increasingly contentious issue between the US and Pakistan.

Pakistan's Parliament recently demanded the US end all drone strikes on its territory. The US has shown no intention of stopping the covert CIA program.