A US drone attack Saturday killed at least six suspected militants in a remote Pakistani tribal town near the Afghan border as local people celebrated the Muslim festival of Eidul Fitr, security officials said.

The attack was the first since Pakistan's spymaster, Lieutenant General Zaheer-ul-Islam, held talks with his CIA counterpart in Washington earlier this month in which drone strikes were said to have been discussed.

The drone fired two missiles on a compound in Shuwedar village in Shawal district of North Waziristan region.

"US drones fired two missiles into a militant compound. Six bodies have been recovered from the compound so far," a security official told AFP.

Residents and local intelligence officials confirmed the attack and the casualties. The missiles also destroyed a car parked at the compound, they said.

The attack came as people in the deeply religious region were celebrating the Eidul Fitr, they said. It was the third drone attack since the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramazan.

Saturday's U.S. drone strike is the 24th of its kind (counted on daily basis) in Pakistan in 2012. Since this year, at least 175 people have reportedly been killed in such strikes.