A barrage of US missile strikes killed at least 15 suspected militants in North Waziristan on Tuesday, obliterating compounds and vehicles used by fighters, officials said. Pakistani security officials said the first strike destroyed two compounds and killed five rebels in Ghulam Khan village, 20 kilometres (13 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan. They said further strikes carried out by unmanned aircraft killed 10 suspected militants minutes apart in Nawab village on the border with Afghanistan. "At least 10 people were killed when US drones fired missiles at three vehicles," a senior security official told a foreign news agency. "First a US drone fired missiles at a double-cabin pick-up truck and about 15 minutes later two more cars were struck," he said.