| GEO Pakistan|
US drone strike kills 4 in N Waziristan
| Updated at: 0320 PST, Thursday, September 09, 2010|
MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike early Thursday killed at least four 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 three other drone attacks in the past 24 hours and a renowned hub for Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants.
A total of 22 militants were killed in the four strikes.
The target of the fourth drone attack was a compound in outskirts of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan.
"Two US drones fired three missiles. We have reports that four militants were killed," a security official based in Peshawar told media.
Two intelligence officials in Miranshah also confirmed the attack and the death toll.