Yemen says regional al Qaeda's deputy head is dead - state agency

SANAA (Reuters) - A Saudi national who was second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has died after being wounded by security forces in November, Yemen's state news agency reported on Friday, citing an unnamed senior security official.

Said al-Shehri was wounded in an operation carried out by the security apparatus on November 28 in the northern province of Saada, the source, a member of Yemen's supreme security committee, told the news agency.

He subsequently fell into a coma and then died, the source said, without saying when exactly Shehri had died.

(Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Raissa Kasolowsky; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

Published Date: Jan 25, 2013 01:30 AM | Updated Date: Jan 25, 2013 01:30 AM

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