US drone strike kills 5 in Yemen

Yemen is one of a handful of countries where Washington acknowledges using drones, although it does not comment publicly on the practice.

US drone strike kills 5 in Yemen

World Bulletin/News Desk

Five people were killed in an air strike in eastern Yemen, the Interior Ministry said on Friday as campaigns in the region escalate.

The ministry claimed that the men were attacked while they were travelling in a vehicle in the province of Hadramout in an area called Ghail Bawazeer, 45 km (28 miles) from the provincial capital Mukalla.

It did not elaborate on the source of the air strike, but a Yemeni official earlier told Reuters that a U.S. drone fired the missiles.

Residents reported hearing a large explosion and later saw the car destroyed.

"Security authorities in Hadramout are keeping the bodies at a morgue in the hospital while legal proceedings are being finalised," the ministry said.

Yemen is one of a handful of countries where Washington acknowledges using drones, although it does not comment publicly on the practice.

Security in Yemen is of regional and global importance.  Yemen shares a long border with Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally and the world's top oil exporter.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ağustos 2013, 09:51
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