US drone kills at least 4 in Yemen car

The official, who did not want to be named, said the vehicle was struck in the al-Qatn district of the vast Hadramout province in eastern Yemen.

US drone kills at least 4 in Yemen car

World Bulletin / News Desk

A U.S. drone attack killed at least four people suspected of being fighters in a car in a remote province of Yemen, a security official said.

The official, who did not want to be named, said the vehicle was struck in the al-Qatn district of the vast Hadramout province in eastern Yemen.

Residents said the car was struck by one of three missiles fired from a plane and that charred bodies were pulled from it afterwards.

It was not clear if there were other casualties in the attack. Washington has stepped up attacks by unmanned drones this year.

Two men described by the Yemen government as "fighters" were killed in a U.S. drone attack on a car in central Yemen on Tuesday.

The impoverished Arabian Peninsula state has been in turmoil since an uprising erupted last year and forced veteran ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in February.

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