An American drone strike killed two people believed to be militants in southern Yemen on Saturday, military officials here said, making it the ninth such strike in two weeks.
The strike, in Lahj Province, wounded two other suspected militants, one of them seriously, the officials said. The four had been traveling in a car in the area of Askariya. The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the news media, said it was the first time an American drone had fired on this area of Lahj.
Nine strikes in Yemen in the past two weeks have been attributed to American drones. Those attacks have killed 38 suspected militants, Yemeni officials have said.