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Three suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed N. Yemen

SANAA, Jan 22 (KUNA) -- At least three suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in a US air strike in northern Yemen on Tuesday, a tribal source said.
US reconnaissance planes carried out three raids on Al-Hajla area in the province of Al-Jouf destrying two vehicles suspected to be used by Al-Qaeda militants, the source, requesting anonymity, told KUNA.
At least three persons were killed and others were injured, said the source, and added that the two vehicles were destroyed completely.
Press reports suggested earlier today that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Organization's second man, Saeed Al-Shehri, died of his wounds he sustained in an operation carried out by Yemeni and American forces last month.
US drone attacks intensified over the past three days, killing 11 Al-Qaeda militants. (end) az.bs KUNA 222134 Jan 13NNNN