4 Yemen soldiers killed by al-Qaeda

2014-06-14 14:32
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Cairo - Four Yemeni soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing by a suspected al-Qaeda militant in the south of the country, local newspaper Al-Masdar reported online Saturday.

The attack targeted a military outpost in the southern province of Abyan and eight soldiers were wounded, the report said, citing an unnamed local official.

The bombing came hours after four al-Qaeda militants were killed in a drone strike in the neighbouring province of Shabwa, according to the report.

Yemeni troops and allied tribal fighters have recently re-established control over several areas in the southern region that had served as a hub for fighters from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

The Yemeni-based al-Qaeda affiliate is seen as one of the world's most active and dangerous branches of the terrorist network.

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