MIRANSHAH At least 12 suspected militants were killed and many others got injured when US drones again hit a house, a compound and some makeshift buildings here at Baizai area, North Waziristan Agency, on Friday evening. It was the third attack from the unmanned planes in the last two days. In the fresh attack, a house and a vehicle were reportedly targeted by some four missiles at Baizai area, some 30 kilometres away from Miranshah. It is feared that death toll might rise. Agencies add: The strike hit a village in Dattakhel region close to North Waziristans main town Miranshah - the same northwestern area where two strikes hours apart on Thursday killed at least 17 militants and destroyed their hideouts. A security official in the northwest capital Peshawar told AFP, It looks like some key Taliban or Al-Qaeda figures are hiding in this area and thats why the drones are targeting this area again and again. An intelligence official in Miranshah confirmed the death toll and said that eight militants were wounded. Our informers told us that these militants were gathered to attend the funeral prayers of those killed in yesterdays missile attacks, he added. Officials refused to be named because of the sensitivity of the US strikes in Pakistan, which have inflamed anti-American sentiment. North Waziristan neighbours South Waziristan, where Pakistan has been focusing its most ambitious offensive yet against Taliban militants, sending about 30,000 troops into the region on October 17. The military has launched multiple offensives this year against the Taliban and other militants across the semi-autonomous tribal belt, but so far North Waziristan has seen only limited airstrikes and no major ground offensive. The region has, however, seen a rise in US strikes since US President Barack Obama took office. Since August 2008, at least 68 such strikes have killed about 642 people, although it is difficult to confirm the precise identity of those killed while the US military does not as a rule confirm individual bombings.