The US killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters last night, in the third drone strike in Yemen so far this year.

The remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers fired several missiles at a vehicle transporting AQAP fighters in Wadi Abida in the central province of Marib on Thursday night, a Yemeni official told Xinhua. The official said the strike was executed “in coordination with the Yemeni interior ministry.”

Yemen’s Interior Ministry confirmed that it “foiled an attempt by al Qaeda militants to seize some government institutions in Marib province,” Xinhua reported. […]