MIRANSHAH: At least six people were killed in a US drone strike on a militant compound in Six killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan on Sunday, officials said.
The attack took place in Shawal , about 55 kilometres (35 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district, along the Afghan border.
“US drones fired four missiles into a militant compound. At least six militants were killed and three others were wounded,” a security official told AFP.
A second security official confirmed the attack and death toll.
The officials said the identities of those killed were not yet clear.
According to an AFP tally there were 101 attacks in 2010, killing more than 670 people, compared to just 19 so far this year killing just over 100 people.