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3 cops, local Qaeda chief killed in Yemen onslaught

world Updated: Mar 16, 2012 13:52 IST

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Three policemen were killed in a suicide attack in Yemen's Bayda province Tuesday that sparked clashes in which a local al-Qaeda chief also died, a security official said.

"Three policemen were killed and six others were wounded in a suicide attack on a checkpoint in Suwadeya," the official said, referring to a village in Bayda province, south of Sanaa.

The attack was followed by clashes between extremists and security forces in which "Al-Qaeda chief in Bayda Naser al-Dhafri was killed," said the source.