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US drone strike kills militants

A US drone strike has killed six suspected al Qaida militants, Yemeni military officials said.

They said the attack took place near the border of Marib and Shabwa provinces south-east of the capital Sanaa.

The area hit is part of a large swathe of territory in the south that al Qaida militants have held for months.

There was no immediate word from Washington on whether it was behind the attack.

In the past two weeks, Yemeni officials say US drone strikes have killed at least three senior al Qaida operatives in the country's south.

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