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US drone strike kills 7 suspected insurgents in Yemen: Report

Yemeni officials report a deadly US drone strike near the capital.

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Yemeni soldiers attend the funeral procession of nine police cadets who were killed when an Al-Qaeda suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of a police academy, in Sanaa on July 14, 2012. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Yemeni officials today said a US drone attack killed seven suspected insurgents with ties to Al-Qaeda, according to the Associated Press

Local authorities speaking on the condition of anonymity told AP the drone hit a car in the town of Khwlan just southeast of the capital. 

The report also cited Interior Ministry officials as saying a separate Tuesday strike killed a total of five people instead of the provisional three. 

The US typically does not confirm or deny reports of drone attacks.

The Yemen branch of Al Qaeda is believed to be one of the world's most radical.