ADEN: Three suspected Al-Qaeda members, among them a Saudi, were killed Sunday when a car bomb they were preparing exploded in Yemen's south, tribal and security sources said.
Two other alleged members of the extremist network were "seriously wounded" and a nearby house was "partially destroyed," a tribal source told AFP.
The blast took place in the town of Habban in the Al-Qaeda stronghold of Shabwa, the sources said.
"These are probably Al-Qaeda members who were preparing to use the car to carry out a criminal attack against the army and security forces," a security official said.
Yemen has seen regular attacks on its security forces usually blamed on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which remains active in the south and east despite several military operations and US drone strikes against it.