The Yemeni Interior Ministry says government airstrikes have killed 12 suspected al-Qaida militants in the country’s south.

The statement Monday said the militants were killed in a strike this week in Abyan province that left their vehicle burned to a shell. The statement didn’t specify the day of the attack.

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which is based in Yemen, is considered by the U.S. to be the most dangerous offshoot of the terror organization in the world.  […]