3 al-Qaeda fighters killed in botched car bombing

2014-03-16 21:04
A member of Ussud Al-Anbar (Anbar Lions), a Jihadist group affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant , al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq, holding up the trademark black and white Islamist flag. (File, AFP)

A member of Ussud Al-Anbar (Anbar Lions), a Jihadist group affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant , al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq, holding up the trademark black and white Islamist flag. (File, AFP)

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Aden - Three suspected al-Qaeda members, among them a Saudi, were killed Sunday when a car bomb they were preparing exploded in Yemen's south, tribal and security sources said.

Two other alleged members of the extremist network were "seriously wounded" and a nearby house was "partially destroyed", a tribal source told AFP.

The blast took place in the town of Habban in the al-Qaeda stronghold of Shabwa, the sources said.

"These are probably al-Qaeda members who were preparing to use the car to carry out a criminal attack against the army and security forces," a security official said.

Yemen has seen regular attacks on its security forces usually blamed on al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which remains active in the south and east despite several military operations and US drone strikes against it.

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