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Suspected US airstrike kills 3 al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen

AP  |  Sanaa 

Yemeni tribal and security officials say a missile fired by a suspected US drone has killed three militants who were driving in a vehicle in the country's south.

They say the operatives were killed when an unmanned aircraft targeted their vehicle late Monday in the province of

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak to the press.

in the Arabian Peninsula, as the affiliate is known, has long been considered the global network's most dangerous branch, and has been implicated in a number of attempted attacks on the US homeland.

was plunged into civil war more than three years ago. and an Islamic State affiliate have exploited the chaos to expand their presence.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 16:01 IST