PESHAWAR As many as 24 civilians were killed and four others got injured when US drones fired at least 20 missiles on Dattakhel village, about 30 km west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan Agency, on Tuesday. However, Reuters quoting security officials reported that all the killed persons were militants. Sources informed that the US drone targeted different houses of civilians. According to details, in the first strike three missiles were fired, which were followed by six others when the rescue activities were underway in the same locality. Later, nine more missiles were fired on a house where a vehicle was targeted in the same locality. According to political officials of North Waziristan Agency, curfew has been clamped in Khar Kamar and Dattakhel areas where people have been trapped inside their houses. The unannounced and unscheduled curfew has further added to the miseries of the people. It is worth mentioning here that 14 persons were killed and four others received injuries three days back when a drone fired two missiles in the same area. The growing drone attacks have created fear and panic among the masses. Agencies add: The number of missiles fired into North Waziristan was unusually high, reflecting multiple targets. They struck cars, homes and tents across a wide area in Doga, two intelligence officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media. In the first of Tuesdays two drone attacks, more than 12 missiles were fired in Dattakhel village, about 30 km west of Miranshah, North Waziristan. Three missiles hit a vehicle and three militants sitting in it were killed, said an intelligence agency official in the region, who declined to be identified. The drones then fired a barrage of missiles at a nearby militant compound, killing at least 11 more, according to a second security official. There was no word on the identity of any of the militants killed but the attack was in an area where members of an Afghan Taliban faction led by a commander known as Gul Bahadur operate. Foreign fighters linked to al-Qaeda are known to be in the area. The compound was in the Lowara Mandi area of North Waziristan district, seen as the most impenetrable fortress of Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants in North Waziristan. According to the latest reports we have, a total of 14 militants were killed. They targeted a compound and vehicles parked outside the house, one senior security official told AFP on condition of anonymity. This was a camp of Maulvi Sadiq Noor, a deputy of Hafiz Gul Bahadur. All those killed were local militants, an intelligence official said. Two officials in Miranshah said that the training camp - a collection of temporary mud-brick homes - was completely destroyed. A security official in Peshawar said an arms dump inside the camp exploded into a ball of flames. The second attack was on a militant camp on the border with Afghanistan, some distance from the first strike. Two missiles killed at least 10 militants, intelligence officials and residents said. Taliban officials were not available for comment. The residents said that six drones had been seen over Datta Khel and at least four were still hovering over the area after the attack in the early hours of Tuesday.