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One Al Qaeda member killed, 4 captured in Yemen


Sana’a : Yemeni security forces killed a suspected member of Al Qaeda and captured four others in a raid on a house in the southern province of Shabwa, the official state news agency Saba reported Wednesday.

The agency identified the slain suspect as Abdullah al-Mehdar. It said he was killed Tuesday night when anti-terrorism forces stormed his home in Mayfa’ah district of Shabwa.

Police also seized weapons in the raid, the report said.

Saba later reported two police troopers were killed after a road side bomb exploded as a police vehicle drove through a mountainous road near Ataq, the provincial capital of Shabwa late Tuesday.

Shabwa is located about 570 km south-east of the capital Sana’a.

The interior ministry said anti-terrorism forces captured four suspected operatives of Al Qaeda, aged 20-45, in the raid.

It said in a statement the suspects were meeting to plan “terrorist operations against vital facilities in the province”. It did not provide further details about the alleged targets.

The country’s main LNG exporting port of Balhaf is about 50 km from Mayfa’ah.