20 Yemen soldiers killed in ‘Qaeda attack’: report

Gunmen in Yemen killed at least 20 Yemeni soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in Hadramawt province on Monday, the official news agency Saba reported.

By (AFP)

Published: Mon 24 Mar 2014, 2:39 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:29 AM

“Twenty soldiers were killed in the armed attack on an army checkpoint” near Reida, 135 kilometres (85 miles) east of the provincial capital Mukalla, Saba said.

Security sources said earlier the toll was eight dead and six wounded in the attack that one source attributed to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

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