Suspected Al-Qaeda militants shot dead a Yemeni intelligence officer in the restive southern province of Lahij, a security source said on Friday.
"On Thursday night Al-Qaeda gunmen shot Rashid al-Hawi, commander of the intelligence service, killing him on the spot near his home in Huta," the source said.
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At around the same time in another part of Huta, police colonel Abdelkader al-Daqf survived an attack by Al-Qaeda insurgents, but one of his relatives was killed, the same source said.
A police chief in Huta, the provincial capital, was shot and wounded on Wednesday night in an attack also attributed to the jihadist group.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, has been blamed for most of the increasingly common hit-and-run strikes targeting military personnel in Yemen.
The group, considered by Washington to be Al-Qaeda's most dangerous affiliate, has taken advantage of a decline in central government control during Yemen's 2011 uprising to seize large swathes of territory across the south and southeast.