A drone strike targeting a house killed five people in North Waziristan near the Afghan border on Tuesday, security officials said.

The strike took place in Miranshah Bazaar.

Security official 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 casualties, saying that four to five drones were still flying in the area. (AFP)