Work Accident, Drone kill 13 al Qaeda in Yemen
More than 10 suspected al Qaeda operatives were killed by an explosion in a house in south Yemen where they were making bombs and at least three others died in a drone strike, tribal and official sources said on Sunday.
A bomb ripped through a house in the province of al-Bayda on Saturday night, the state news agency Saba and a local official said. Three other suspected militants were killed in a drone strike in the central province of Maarib, also on Saturday, tribal sources and the Ministry of Defence said.
The house destroyed in al Bayda had been used for making bombs, an official from the area told Reuters on Sunday.
"We heard a massive explosion that terrified people and when we went to the house it was destroyed and everyone there was dead," the official said.
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In Maarib, a pilotless plane carried out two strikes against a car, a witness said.
"One of the strikes missed the target and the other hit the car and left the bodies of the three people in it completely charred," the witness told Reuters by telephone from the area.
He said unidentified people evacuated the bodies while tribesmen blocked the main road linking the capital of Maarib province with Sanaa on Saturday after the strikes.
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