Suspected U.S. drone strike kills al Qaeda militants in Yemen: officials

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Posted: Jan 26, 2015 7:25 AM

SANAA (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone attacked a car in Yemen's eastern Marib province on Monday, killing three suspected al Qaeda militants, local officials told Reuters.

It is the first reported such strike by a remotely piloted plane since Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, a leading advocate of U.S. counter-terrorism measures in the region, resigned last week.

(Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Noah Browning, Editing by William Maclean and Kevin Liffey)