MIRANSHAH (AFP) A US drone attack destroyed a mountain hideout in North Waziris-tan on Tuesday, killing 10 militants including Al-Qaeda-linked suspects, officials said. The missiles hit a compound used by militants near Datta Khel village, 20 kilometres west of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, security officials said. The exact identity of the militants was unclear and it was not immediately known whether there were any high-value targets. At least 10 militants, mostly foreigners, were killed, one security official told AFP on condition of anonymity. Five missiles were fired by US drones, he added. Three other security officials confirmed the missile strike and gave the same death toll, while a local intelligence official described the target as a mountain hideout for militants. Arabs were said to be among the dead. Militants cordoned off the area and were searching the rubble, where two cars were also destroyed in the strike, a local administration official said. More than 830 people have been killed in more than 90 US strikes in Pakistan since August 2008, with a surge in the past year as President Barack Obama puts Pakistan at the heart of his fight against Al-Qaeda. US drone attacks routinely target Taliban and Al-Qaeda commanders in Pakistans semi-autonomous tribal belt They have increasingly homed in on North Waziristan, which borders Khost province, where a Jordanian doctor turned Al-Qaeda double agent blew himself up on December 30 in the deadliest attack on the US spy agency in 26 years. The drone war has killed a number of high-profile targets, including Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud and possibly his successor Hakimullah Mehsud, but the raids fuel anti-American sentiment in Pakistan.