A drone strike Monday on a Yemeni television station targeted a US reporter, killing the reporter and injuring another US citizen.
The Pentagon said the strike on al-Masry al-Youm television station in the northern Yemeni province of Jawf targeted a drone in a “targeted area” after the station reported that a drone was attacking in that area.
It said the drone was shot down by Yemeni government forces.
The strike targeted a Reuters journalist working in Yemen and injured another Reuters employee, the Pentagon said.
A military source told the AP news agency that two Reuters employees were wounded in the strike.
A Yemeni government official told Reuters that the government was investigating the strike, which was carried out at dawn by the Saudi-led coalition.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the operation.
Reuters reported Monday that the attack on al, the station, came amid growing anger over the killing of al-Qa’ida militant Abu Sayyaf, whom the United States said in January was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
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