Middle East

5 Islamists, 2 soldiers die in Yemen fighting

A picture released by the Yemeni Defence Ministry on December 31, 2011 shows soldiers preparing to blow up explosives allegedly seized from Islamist militants suspected of having links with al-Qaeda near the southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar. Two Yemeni soldiers and two suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in clashes overnight on December 30 near the restive southern city of Zinjibar, a military source said. AFP

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 04, 2012, on page 8.




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