Shiite rebels who have been expanding their control in Yemen have clashed with Al-Qaeda militants in the centre of the volatile country, leaving 12 dead, a security official said Wednesday.

Five rebels, six suspected Al-Qaeda militants and a civilian were killed late on Tuesday during the fighting in Rada in central Yemen, the security official and tribal sources said.

Militants from Al-Qaeda, which is active in several provinces of Yemen, confronted the rebels who tried to expand out of Rada, which is in Baida province southeast of the capital Sanaa. […]