PESHAWAR (Agencies) -A US drone strike in Pakistans lawless tribal region near the Afghan border - the second such attack in 24 hours - killed at least five suspected militants Monday, local security officials said. The strike took place in the mountainous Spalga village, 20 kilometers south of Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal district, a hub of militants linked to Al-Qaeda. It was a US drone strike which targeted a militant compound, killing five rebels, said a senior local security official adding, it destroyed the compound. Another official confirmed the strike and said the US drone fired four missiles. It was not clear exactly how many of the unmanned aircraft were involved but at least five had been in the air since the morning, he said. Late on Sunday a US drone had killed at least seven people in neighbouring South Waziristan. An Iraqi Al-Qaeda operative named Al Zaid al-Iraqi Al-Baghdadi was also among dead, an official said.