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MIRANSHAH, Pakistan -- A US drone strike targeting a militant compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area killed 15 insurgents in a predawn attack on Monday, security officials said.
Two missiles were fired on the compound in Mir Ali, 25 kilometers east of Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan, near the Afghan border, in an area considered a hub of Taliban and Al-Qaeda activity.
The attack was the eighth drone strike in Pakistan since a NATO conference on Afghanistan in Chicago last month.
"Fifteen militants were killed in a dawn strike on a compound. The bodies of those killed were unable to be identified," a security official in Miranshah told AFP.
He said there were reports that some foreigners had been killed but these were unable to be confirmed.
A security official in Peshawar confirmed the attack and said 15 militants were killed.
"We have received reports that 15 militants have been killed in a drone strike but at this moment we don't know about their nationalities," the official said.
"We are also unclear about the number of the militants who were present in the compound at the time of attack."