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Yemen suicide bomb kills at least 10 soldiers

Army leads offensive on Al Qaida militants suspected of holding European hostages

  • AFP
  • Published: 19:30 January 28, 2013
  • Gulf News

Sana’a A suicide car bomb at a checkpoint in central Yemen killed at least 10 soldiers Monday, tribal sources said, as the army led an offensive on Al Qaida militants suspected of holding European hostages.

The attack targeted a checkpoint manned by members of a battalion of the elite Republican Guards on the road between Rada and Manasseh, where the army military operation was taking place, the sources said.

A local official told AFP there were at least 20 casualties, adding that wounded in critical condition had been evacuated to hospitals in Sana’a.

Three people were killed earlier in an army launched late on Sunday against Al Qaida-linked militants suspected of holding an Austrian and two Finns hostage in Manaseh, in Bayda province, tribal sources said.

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