Aden: A US drone attack killed three Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen´s Shabwa on Monday, the second such strike in the southern province in days, a security official said.
The suspected militants were travelling in the Al-Musaina region of Shabwa when their vehicle was hit, the official said.
The car was burned out and all three suspects on board were killed, he added.
On Friday, a similar drone attack in Shabwa killed four suspected members of Al-Qaeda, according to a security official.
US strikes have taken out a number of senior Al-Qaeda commanders in Yemen over the past year.
Washington considers the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to be the network´s deadliest franchise and has vowed no let-up in its war against the militants.
AQAP has exploited the power vacuum created by civil conflict in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country to expand its presence in the south and southeast.
Courtesy : TheNews