SANAA, Yemen -- A Yemeni military official says a U.S. drone strike has hit a house owned by a senior member of al-Qaida, killing five suspected militants.

The official says a drone-fired missile struck a house Wednesday in a residential area on the outskirts of the city of Hadramawt. He says said the home's owner, senior al-Qaida member Murad Ben Salem, was killed along with four other militants.

No further details were immediately available.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.

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  • Deputy Metropolitan Police Commissioner Anuchai Lekbamroong answers questions from reporters regarding the arrest of Vorayuth Yoovidhya, a grandson of the creator of the Red Bull energy drink, at the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Bureau in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

  • In this photo taken on Sept. 3, 2012, Thai police officers look at a motorcycle and a Ferrari car that involved in a hit-and-run accident during the investigation at Thong Lor police station in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo)

  • A Thai police officer examines a damaged Ferrari in the garage of a home of Chaleo Yoovidhaya, the creator of the Red Bull energy drink on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo)

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    Vorayuth Yoovidhya, a grandson of late Red Bull founder Chaleo Yoovidhaya, is taken by a plain-clothes police officer for investigation on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo)