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Yemen's security forces killed an al Qaeda leader suspected of attacks on foreign diplomats on Sunday, the Defense Ministry's news website said, in a raid north of the capital Sanaa in which four other militants died and four were captured.

Saleh al-Tais was one of the militants that were killed. He was one of 25 people listed by the Yemeni Interior Ministry's most wanted list, Tais was the operational commander of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Sanaa who had a 5 million riyal ($25,000) bounty for his capture.

Tais, who had evaded capture more than once in the past, was involved in a number of major attacks, including an attack on the Yemeni Defense Ministry compound in Sanaa last December and the assault on the Central prison last February.

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