Miranshah- US drones targeted a compound and a vehicle in Danday Darpa Khel in North Waziristan today morning. Sources add, as many as six people were killed in the strike in the suburbs of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan. Local security officials said six missiles hit three compounds in Dargah Mandi village in North Waziristan, around 10 kilometres (six miles) west of the main town of Miranshah in an area considered a stronghold for the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network. "US drones fired six missiles which hit three separate compounds in two villages, at least five militants have been killed," a local security official in Miranshah told. The identities of those killed in the strikes are not clear, the official said. The attacks took place just minutes apart. Two drones fired four missiles in the first strike, then a third drone fired a further two missiles in the second attack, the official said. The Pakistan Army has also conducted air strikes in North Waziristan during the ongoing operation 'Zarb-e-Azb' against local and foreign militants in the area.