3 killed in raid on al-Qaida militants in south Yemen

SANAA - Two al-Qaida militants and a Yemeni soldier were killed on Friday in a raid by security forces on a residential building in the southern city of Dalea, local officials said.
The security forces seized a large quantity of weapons, the officials said without elaborating.
There have been a succession of violent incidents in recent months in Dalea, a stronghold for separatists demanding restoration of the former socialist state of South Yemen, which merged with the North in 1990.