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A US drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida millitants in Yemen

AP  |  Sanaa 

Yemeni officials say a missile fired by a US drone has killed three al-Qaida militants who were driving in a vehicle in the country's south.

The officials say one of those killed in yesterday's attack was an operative close to the al-Qaida leader in Yemen, Saad al-Awlaki. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak to the press.

The officials say the missile killed everyone in the moving vehicle and left their bodies charred. The strike happened in the southern province of Shabwa.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 04:28 IST