Yemeni security officials say suspected al-Qaida militants have killed a well-known ultraconservative Islamist in a drive-by shooting in a southern region.

The officials say militants gunned down Salafi Sheik Ali Bawazir while he was in front of a school for Quran recitation in Hadramawt on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, an official said Yemeni warplanes bombed two separate groups of al-Qaida militants in Abyan governorate. He gave no details of causalities. […]