MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike targeting a militant compound killed six insurgents in a North Waziristan Agency near the Afghan border Thursday, security officials said.

According to sources, two missiles were fired by a US drone on a compound used by militants in Spalga town near Miranshah and six suspected militants were killed.

The attack was confirmed by security officials in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan region, known as a stronghold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants.

Security officials said several other militants were wounded but the exact number was not immediately known.

The latest attack came a week after US missiles killed Badar Mansoor, the most senior Pakistani in Al-Qaeda, one of America's main targets in the country and wanted for attacks that killed scores of people.