A drone attack killed two suspected al Qaeda militants in the southern Yemeni province of Shaw on Monday, local residents told Reuters, the latest in a series of strikes in the country gripped by political turmoil.

The attack targeted militants travelling in a vehicle in the Rikhwa region of Shabwa province, residents said.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) ranks as one of the most active branches of the global network founded by Osama bin Laden.

At least six drone strikes have been conducted in Yemen so far this year, killing at least 20 people. In the last attack last week, four suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in Shabwa, local Yemeni security officials told Reuters. […]