al-Qaida militants

Suspected US drone strike kills 5 al-Qaida members in Yemen

The attack happened east of the city of Mukalla, the provincial capital of Hadramawt, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Al-Qaida's Yemen branch, considered by Washington to be the most dangerous offshoot of the terror network, has made gains in the sprawling eastern Hadramawt province, and captured Mukalla in April.