At least eight people were killed and several others injured in US drone strike here in North Waziristan on early Monday morning.

The security officials said five missiles hit a vehicle and a house in Mir Ali, some 25km away off Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan.

The compound was completely destroyed in the attack resulting in death of eight persons besides leaving several others wounded.

It should be mentioned that it was the third such attack in North Waziristan Agency during last four days claiming about 30 lives and injuring scores of others.

A security official confirmed the attack and casualties saying the identities of those killed have not been known but the area “was known for harbouring Uzbek, Arab and other foreign militants.