7 Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen killed in US drone attack
ADEN (AFP) - Al-Qaeda in Yemen was hit by a fresh strike from a US drone on Wednesday which left seven militants dead, tribal sources said, a day after Washington pulled its diplomats from the country fearing an attack by the jihadists.
The early-morning strike in Yemen's southern Shabwa province destroyed two vehicles, the sources said. Those who died were all members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(AQAP).
"The shell left the cars and the militants inside in pieces," one source said of the attack in the town of Nasab.
The raid was the fifth of its kind since July 28, with at least 24 suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed in the strikes.