SANAA, Yemen — Tribal leaders and security officials in Yemen say the U.S. has carried out its first drone strike in the country since its president resigned.

They say the strike Monday on a vehicle in an area called Hareib, located between the provinces of Marib and Shabwa, killed three suspected al-Qaida militants.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.

The strike is the first this year. It also is the first since Shiite Houthi in control of the capital, Sanaa, put embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his Cabinet under house arrest.

Hadi, a U.S. ally, later tendered his resignation, though parliament has yet to accept it.