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SANAA (AFP) – An Al-Qaeda leader and three troops have been killed in clashes between security forces and militants in restive eastern Yemen, a local official and a tribal source said on Friday.

Al-Qaeda operatives on Thursday ambushed an army truck on its way to Ma’arib, home to the historic Queen of Sheba temple, east of the capital Sanaa, killing two troops and seizing military ammunition and equipment, a tribal source said.

The authorities later dispatched anti-terror troops who stormed the militants’ hideout and clashed with them, killing A’ed Saleh al-Shabwani, who was wanted by the authorities, and wounding four others, the source said.

A soldier was killed and three others wounded in the fighting, after which the troops destroyed Shabwani’s residence and three other homes, the source added.