A local government official says the attack occurred in North Waziristan
Two missiles are fired at a militant compound, says Siraj Ahmed
North Waziristan is widely believed to be the headquarters of the Haqqani network
Five suspected militants were killed Monday in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, a local government official told CNN.
Siraj Ahmed said the drone fired two missiles at a militant compound near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan, a district in Pakistan’s mostly ungoverned tribal region along the Afghanistan border.
North Waziristan is widely believed to be the headquarters of the Haqqani network – a militant group Washington has long accused of fueling some of the deadliest attacks against NATO troops in Afghanistan.
Monday’s drone strike was the 35th in Pakistan this year, according to a count by CNN.