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Yemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants

Yemeni soldiers loyal to Shiite protesters, chant slogans to demand the government to step down, while attending a demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

SANAA: Military officials in Yemen say clashes between the army and Al-Qaeda's local branch there have killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops.

The officials said the fighting early Saturday started when a suicide car bomber attacked a military camp in the city of Al-Qatn in the southern province of Hadramawt.

They said militants then assaulted the camp, prompting a gunbattle that lasted for more than an hour that killed 10 suspected militants and four troops. The officials said the army also fired artillery at a nearby home believed to hide Al-Qaeda fighters, killing three suspected militants inside.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.

The U.S. considers Yemen's Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula the most dangerous branch of the group.

 

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