4 killed in drone strike in northwestern Pakistan

Four militants were killed in a drone strike on their hideout in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, security officials said.

The drone fired two rockets in the early hours of Thursday at the compound of top militant commander Gul Bahadur at Mirali village.

The others killed are believed to be Arabs affiliated with the al-Qaida terror network.

The drone strike was carried out despite an ongoing blockade of NATO supplies to and from Afghanistan in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.