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Wed Aug 29, 2012, 09:08 PM

U.S. drone strike kills suspected militants: Yemen official

Source: Reuters

U.S. drone strike kills suspected militants: Yemen official

ADEN | Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:08pm EDT

(Reuters) - A U.S. drone attack killed at least four suspected Islamist militants in a car in a remote province of Yemen, a security official said.

The official, who did not want to be named, said the vehicle was struck in the al-Qatn district of the vast Hadramout province in eastern Yemen.

Residents said the car was struck by one of three missiles fired from a plane and that charred bodies were pulled from it afterwards.

It was not clear if there were other casualties in the attack. Washington, which fears the spread of Islamist militancy in Yemen, has stepped up attacks by unmanned drones this year.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/29/us-yemen-drone-idUSBRE87S1B920120829

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Wed Aug 29, 2012, 09:49 PM

1. So, is the number of suspected militants counted before or after the strike? n/t

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