MIRANSHAH (AFP) A US drone strike on Saturday killed eight militants including three foreign fighters in the northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, security officials said. The strike targeted a militant compound in Datta Khel village in North Waziristan Agency. A US drone fired missiles on a house used by militants as a compound. Eight militants have been killed in the attack and 12 others were wounded, a security official in Peshawar told AFP by telephone. Two intelligence officials in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan district, also confirmed the attack and the toll. One of them said that a double-cabin pickup truck was also destroyed by a missile fired from a drone. Five local and three foreign militants were killed and 12 others were wounded, the local intelligence official said. Datta Khel, some 30km west of Miranshah, has frequently been the target of drone attacks, including one late Friday which killed four foreign militants when it targeted a car, according to security officials. More than 1,000 people have been killed in 120 drone strikes in Pakistan since August 2008, including a number of senior militants. However, the attacks fuel anti-American sentiment in the conservative Muslim country.