WANA - As least eight persons were killed and nine others injured on Thursday when US drone hit a compound of Taliban militants with missiles in a remote village of South Waziristan Agency. According to details, two missiles hit the compound at Taparghi, a village in Kaniguram Tehsil, in the wee hours and resultantly killed eight militants. The local tribesmen confirming the incident said that locals and foreign militants were among the eight killed and nine injured persons. However, they said, the exact identity of the killed and injured persons has not been yet ascertained. The compound was a multi-storied house of a tribesman being used as training centre by Taliban militants since long. Almost all the portions of the compound were destroyed in the incident, the local people said. Soon after the attack, militants cordoned off the area and didnt let the local persons contribute in the rescue activities.