Five killed in Yemen drone stike

A suspected US drone strike has killed five people in two cars in which al Qaida-linked militants were travelling in southern Yemen.

Officials said all five known to have been killed in the strike in Shabwa province were in one of the two vehicles.

They had no word on casualties in the second car, and no further details on the identities of those targeted.

Shabwa is one of several Yemeni provinces where al Qaida has concentrated, taking advantage of tribal links and weak central government authority there.

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