Three dead in Yemen 'drone strike'

Three al-Qaeda militants were killed in a suspected US drone strike in southern Yemen, Yemeni security officials said, the fourth such attack this week.

The officials said the three men were hit as they were travelling in a vehicle in el-Manaseh village on the outskirts of Radda in Bayda province.

Earlier this week another suspected US drone strike killed two militants in Radda itself, Yemeni security officials say, and seven were killed in two other strikes in the south-eastern province of Hadramawt.

Four suspected drone strikes a week is uncommon in Yemen.