Al-Qaeda militants and civilians killed
A Yemeni military official said an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaeda militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians.
The official said yesterday's early-morning raid targeted a car carrying the militants in the Sawmaa area in the al-Bayda province at the time that another car was nearby carrying civilians. At least six civilians were killed and wounded.
The deputy governor of al-Bayda was assassinated last Tuesday by suspected al-Qaeda militants.