SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni military officials said eight people were killed in two suspected U.S. drone strikes in Abieda valley in central Marib province.

Residents said at least two of the eight people killed in Saturday evening’s strikes were known al-Qaida militants of Saudi nationality. They identified one as Ismail bin Jamil.

They said at least three of the bodies were charred beyond recognition.

Security officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

Residents spoke anonymously for fear of reprisal.