A U.S. drone strike has killed at least five militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border.
Security officials said on December 20 that the strike occurred in North Waziristan, in the Mada Khail neighborhood of the Datta Khail area.
North Waziristan is the largest of several sanctuaries that Islamist militants linked to Al-Qaeda still control on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Pakistan's military has stepped up an offensive it launched in mid-June to regain the territory from the insurgents.
Based on reporting by AFP and dpa