A US drone strike targeting a militant compound killed six militants in North Waziristan on Tuesday, security officials said. The strike took place in Miranshah Bazaar, part of the town of Miranshah. “At least six militants were killed when a US drone fired two missiles on a rebel compound in the bazaar,” a security official told AFP on condition of anonymity. He said thick smoke was seen coming out of the compound after the strike, adding the identities of those killed could not be immediately verified. Another security official also confirmed the strike and rise in the death toll, given as three earlier.