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Suspected U.S. missiles kill 11 in Pakistan

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  • Attack, with at least two missiles, hit a house in village in North Waziristan province
  • This is the second suspected U.S. missile strike on Pakistani soil in November
  • Pakistan has called for end to missile strikes, calling them a violation of sovereignty
  • NEW: Two foreign nationals attacked in Peshawar, North West Frontier Province
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From Reza Sayah
CNN
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. missile strike in northwestern Pakistan's tribal region killed 11 people early Friday, a Pakistani intelligence source said.

The attack, involving at least two missiles, hit a house in Ghari Ayub, a village in North Waziristan province, which borders Afghanistan. The house belonged to a man named Mir Gul, the source said.

Only hours before the strike, David McKiernan, commander of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, met with Pakistani lawmakers in Islamabad.

This is the second suspected U.S. missile strike on Pakistani soil in November.

There were 11 suspected strikes in October -- the highest one month total, according to CNN's count, since Pakistan and the United States partnered in the U.S.-led war on terror after the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and lawmakers have called for an end to the missile strikes, describing them as violation of Pakistan's sovereignty.

The northwestern region has been the site of frequent clashes between Pakistani troops and Taliban and al Qaeda fighters.

In late June, Pakistan's military launched an offensive in the province -- the biggest push against extremists in the tribal region since the civilian government took power in March. Islamic militants vowed to retaliate and have since launched several attacks.

On Friday a Japanese citizen and an Afghan citizen were injured after gunmen shot at them, police said, in the latest attack on foreign nationals in Peshawar, the capital of the North West Frontier Province.

The nature and severity of their injuries were unclear.

Several foreign nationals have been killed or injured this week in Peshawar following shootings.

An American aid worker was shot and killed in Peshawar on Wednesday.

A day later, gunmen kidnapped an Iranian diplomat and killed his driver.

-- CNN's Zein Basravi contributed to this report

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