Doctors at the Agency Headquarters Hospital in Miram Shah, North Waziristan, said that 27 people wounded in the suspected missile strike had been brought in for treatment. The wounded included some children, they said.

Reports said that senior Taliban commander Maulvi Sangeen Zadran, who also was at the funeral, had been killed, but militant sources denied that.

However, Taliban leader Noorullah in Miram Shah confirmed the deaths of three other militant commanders. There were unconfirmed reports that a Mahsud lieutenant, Qari Hussein, had been killed.