KHAR (Agencies) - A top Taliban leader vowed Thursday to target the US in revenge for an alleged missile strike that killed several people in a Pakistani tribal region, a threat that bodes ill for the new government's efforts to negotiate peace deals with militants. The suspected strike Wednesday destroyed a compound in Damadola village, a militant stronghold in the Bajaur. Neither the US nor Pakistan's military have confirmed the incident and the death toll was unclear. But residents said they saw a US aircraft flying in the area before two explosions rocked the village. The US is believed to operate unmanned drones out of Afghanistan. After attending a funeral for seven men said to have been killed, Faqir Mohammed, a cleric who is the deputy leader of Taliban movement, vowed revenge. "This is jihad for us, and we fully know the price we have to pay for fighting aggressors," said Faqir. "America martyred our people and the blood of our brothers will not go to waste," he said. "God willing, we will avenge it by targeting America." The alleged missile strike could embarrass Pakistan's new government, which is trying to pursue peace deals with militants. The deals have stirred alarm in the US, which long backed President Pervez Musharraf's more forceful tactics. US officials say such deals will simply give militants time to regroup and plan attacks in Afghanistan and the West. Maulvi Umar, a Taliban spokesman, has said the movement will continue fighting in Afghanistan despite any peace deal it might reach in Pakistan, which also has suffered from a series of militant attacks. Responding to the latest apparent missile strike, Umar said, "We will avenge this but will continue talks with the government." Correspondents Thursday saw dusty shoes and clothes littered with blood amid debris at the sprawling compound, which was guarded by armed militants. The roofs of three rooms had caved in. Residents said militants brought doctors to the area to treat the wounded after the attack. It was not immediately clear whether any foreigners were among the casualties, though residents said local militants quickly took some bodies away. On Wednesday, villager Ibrahim Khan said at least 15 people were killed. He said local Taliban leaders had gathered for a feast at the targeted house. He reported secondary explosions, suggesting weapons had been stored inside. Umar, meanwhile, said more than 10 died, including women and children. Shabir Ullah, an administrator in the region, confirmed a missile attack, but said "we have conflicting casualty figures." Angry residents of a Pakistani village on the Afghan border stopped government officials on Thursday from approaching the ruins of a house struck by missiles suspected to have been fired by a US drone. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, asked about an attack apparently carried out by the United States, said: "I strongly condemn this. It's absolutely wrong. It's unfair. They should not have done this action." "Several innocent people have been killed. We condemn it," Gilani said in an interview with a private TV channel. Crowds gathered at the scene and a district government official said angry villagers had stopped and turned away his men who had tried to approach. Villagers showed a reporter scraps of metal that they said came from a missile and blood stains. "It's barbaric," said villager Rehmatullah Khan. Maulvi Omar, a spokesman for Taliban militants based in Pakistan, said four of those killed were Taliban fighters and all the dead were Pakistani. There were not believed to be any prominent militants among the dead.