Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone missile strike has
killed at least 20 militants. Authorities say the toll could rise.
Sunday's attack took place in the Shaktoi area of Pakistan's restive South Waziristan region.
Saturday, Pakistani Taliban militants issued a new audio recording they
said proved their leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, survived a suspected U.S.
missile strike last week.
Pakistani intelligence sources had said Mehsud was wounded in the
missile strike that killed at least 12 suspected militants Thursday.
The United States has increased attacks using drones since a suicide
bomber killed seven U.S. intelligence agents in eastern Afghanistan in