US drones fired missiles into a compound and a motorbike in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt, killing at least six militants on Thursday, local security officials said.
This file photo shows Pakistani tribesmen gathering during a protest rally in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan district, on June 20, 2011, against US drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas. A US drone strike destroyed a militant compound around 35 km east of Miranshah on Thursday, killing at least six militants, according to local security officials.
It was the fifth American drone strike reported in Pakistan in a week, the heaviest concentration since last August, according to an AFP tally.
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