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Published: Wednesday May 7, 2014 MYT 7:40:10 PM
Updated: Wednesday May 7, 2014 MYT 7:41:08 PM

Yemeni forces kill three militants seen behind series of attacks

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni forces on Wednesday killed three members of a militant cell who authorities believe attacked a German diplomat late last month and carried out assassinations in the capital Sanaa, a Yemeni official and a security source said.

The security source said a counter-terrorism unit raided a house in the Shmailah district in south Sanaa and killed three al Qaeda militants.

"They were behind the attempted killing of the German diplomat," the security source said.

(Reporting by Yara Bayoumy and Mohammed Ghobari; Editing by John Stonestreet)

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