Drone kills 5 Al Qaeda suspects in Yemen

ADEN // A presumed US drone strike in South Yemen on Sunday killed five suspected members of Al Qaeda and three civilians, a security official said.

The missile hit a vehicle carrying the five Al Qaeda suspects in the Al Said area of Shabwa province.

Three civilians who went to their aid were killed when a second missile struck, the official said.

Also on Sunday, seven Yemeni soldiers were killed and 15 others wounded when a shipment of landmines accidentally exploded in Aden.

The blast occurred as a lorry was unloading the mines in the Jabal Hadid military camp in the centre of Aden, according to officials from the emergency services.

Aden serves as Yemen’s temporary capital since government forces backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition drove the Houthi rebels out of the port city along with four other southern provinces in the summer of 2015.

The capital Sanaa remains under the control of

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