At least two people have been killed in a US assassination drone strike in southern Yemen.
According to a local government official, the drone hit a vehicle in a town in the southern province of al-Bayda, located about 170 kilometers (105 miles) southeast of the capital, Sana’a, on Monday.
The official said one of those killed in the attack was a Jordanian citizen.
Tribal sources said three other people were wounded in the assault.
Washington uses its assassination drones in Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Somalia, claiming that they target terrorists, but the attacks mostly kill civilians.
The United Nations has censured the US drone strikes as targeted killings that flout international law.
According to a recent report by Yemen’s National Organization for Defending Rights and Freedoms, over 300 people have been killed in the US airstrikes in the southern regions of the country so far in 2012.
Reports, however, say that the CIA is seeking to expand its covert drone attacks in Yemen, despite the fact that the airstrikes mostly result in civilian casualties.