Pakistan officials: US drone strike in tribal region near Afghan border kills 5 militants

May 16, 2015 7:47 PM

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – Pakistani intelligence officials say missiles fired from a U.S. drone struck a compound in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, killing five militants.

The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters, said three of the militants killed Saturday were Uzbeks and the other two were Pakistanis. They say the compound had been used by the Pakistani Taliban.

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