| GEO Pakistan|
| US drone strike kills 4 in N.Waziristan|
| Updated at: 1034 PST, Wednesday, February 17, 2010|
MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike killed at least four persons Wednesday at a compound close to the Afghan border in North Waziristan Agency (NWA), security officials said.
The attack was the third since Sunday in North Waziristan, a stronghold of the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Haqqani.
Pakistani officials and residents said the aircraft fired two missiles into a militant compound in Tabi Tolkhel village, just five kilometres (three miles) from the border with the Afghan province of Khost.
"According to initial reports four militants were killed and two wounded," a security official said, requesting anonymity.
A local administration official confirmed the toll and said it was a US drone strike targeting a compound belonging to a Taliban commander.
The building was used as a guesthouse for visiting Taliban militants operating across the border in Afghanistan, another security official said.