Drone strikes kill at least 18 in Pakistan

January 1, 2011 7:21:37 AM PST
Pakistani intelligence officials say three U.S. missile strikes today along the Afghan border killed at least 18 people. Nine were in a car that was hit, and five more were attacked as they tried to recover the bodies. A third strike again targeted a moving vehicle.

U.S. authorities often target militants and militants' facilities in the region. The latest strikes came a day after four missiles struck a convoy of suspected militants, killing eight.