US drone strike kills six militants in Pakistan

A US drone strike early Thursday killed at least six militants in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, security officials said.

The latest strike hit North Waziristan, the same tribal district targeted in  other drone attacks in the past 24 hours and a renowned hub for Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

The target of the fourth drone attack was a compound in the outskirts of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan.

“Two US drones fired three missiles. We have reports that six militants were killed,” a security official based in Peshawar told AFP.

Residents in Miranshah said they heard three huge explosions and later the villagers started announcements from local mosques asking for help.