Residents: Drone strike kills four militants in Yemen

July 28, 2013 12:28

DUBAI - Rockets fired from unmanned aircraft killed at least four suspected Islamist militants in southern Yemen late on Saturday, residents said.

The fighters were believed to belong to Ansar al-Sharia, a Yemeni militant group linked to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al-Qaida's regional arm, the residents told Reuters.The four were traveling in a vehicle in Yemen's southern province of Abyan when two rockets were launched from drones, they said.

"Huge blasts were heard late on Saturday from the area," said one.

Yemeni officials could not be reached for comment and no further details were available about the targets or the source of the attack.

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