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Seven killed in Yemen drone strike

Published 23/01/2013 | 22:25

A US drone strike on a car outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa has killed at least seven suspected al Qaida militants

A US drone strike on a car outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa has killed at least seven suspected al Qaida militants, officials in the country have said.

They said the drone attack took place near the town of Khwlan, 20 miles south-east of the capital.

Military officials and tribal witnesses said the car was destroyed, and bodies could be seen inside the wreckage.

Meanwhile, the country's interior ministry raised the death toll from a drone strike which occurred on Tuesday from three suspected militants to five.

Press Association

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