Suspected US missile kills 10 in Pakistan

A suspected US drone fired a barrage of missiles into a Taliban training camp Wednesday, killing 10 insurgents in the second such strike in the South Waziristan tribal region in 24 hours, intelligence officials said. South Waziristan lies close to the Afghan border and is the stronghold of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud. Pakistan's military has also been bombing and firing mortars at militant targets in the region, saying it was softening up Mehsud's fighters before launching a ground offensive there to eliminate him.