US drone kills five militants in S. Yemen

The aircraft struck a car carrying the five, leaving them all dead

US drone kills five militants in S. Yemen

World Bulletin/News Desk

Five Al-Qaeda militants, including a leading figure, have been killed in a suspected U.S. strike in the southern province of Shabwah, a security source said.

The aircraft struck a car carrying the five, leaving them all dead, the source, requesting anonymity, told Anadolu Agency. The strike targeted a vehicle in the Mafraq al-Saeed area of the Shabwa province in southern Yemen, which the suspected militants were travelling in, the sources said.

Yemeni authorities have yet to comment on the strike.

U.S. drones frequently launch attacks on suspected Al-Qaeda sites in Yemen.

In western Yemen, a soldier has been injured in a suspected Al-Qaeda attack in the city of Al-Hadida, a security source said Saturday.

The soldier was wounded when militants from Al-Qaeda group attacked a police patrol in the city late Friday, triggering clashes with security forces, the source said.

Two attackers were arrested, the source said.

The group is active in several districts of southern Yemen, from which it continues to stage sporadic attacks on army and police targets.

Yemen has been dogged by turmoil since pro-democracy protests in 2011 forced president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in office.

 

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