Five militants killed in US drone attack in Pak

The drone fired three missiles at a suspected militant compound in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan Agency late last night, they said.

Initial reports said at least five militants were killed in the strike. However, officials said the toll could rise.

A vehicle and a house were also destroyed in the attack.
The compound targeted by the drone was believed to be a centre for the Haqqani network, which carries out attacks on US and NATO forces in Afghanistan from its bases in Pakistan's tribal belt.

The US has stepped up drone attacks in North Waziristan since a suicide bomber linked to Pakistani Taliban killed seven CIA operatives in neighbouring Khost province of Afghanistan last month.

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