PESHAWAR - At least 18 persons were killed when a barrage of US missiles targeted two houses in South Wazirsitan on Wednesday. Sources said five US drones fired up to 10 missiles into two suspected compounds of militants in Bobar Ghar area of South Waziristan Agency, killing 18 persons including four prominent Taliban commanders. There were reports that some foreigners were also killed. The militants who died in the attacks were identified as Maulvi Mukhlis, Abu Nasir, Abdul Saleem and Arab national Zobian. It was not confirmed that the rest of the killed were Taliban militants or innocent people. Sources said the compound was owned by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan which was a base camp of the militia and was completely destroyed in the strike. A local tribesman told this scribe that the attacks came minutes apart at around 2:30 am about three kilometres from the border of Afghanistans Paktia province. Todays strike was the 63rd of this year. Agencies add: Five US drones carried out Wednesdays attack, one of the officials told AFP in the deadliest such coordinated strike in northwest since a similar strike killed 21 fighters in the Afghan Taliban Haqqani faction on August 10. It was Taliban base. They were using this place as a training camp, to keep weapons and to take shelter, a official in Wana said. The drones came almost at the same time, he added.