Three Al Qaeda militants killed by U.S. drone strike in Yemen, officials believe


A suspected U.S. drone strike Saturday in central Yemen killed three men believed to be Al Qaeda militants, security officials said.

The U.S. has launched several strikes in recent weeks, reflecting Washington’s resolve to keep fighting the militants despite Yemen’s political paralysis.

A Shiite rebel power grab forced its president to flee and run the country from the southern city of Aden.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as its Yemeni affiliate is known, is considered by Washington as the network’s most dangerous franchise.