A Yemeni soldier stands guard in a street near the central prison after gunmen tried to storm it on February 13, 2014 in Sanaa. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS
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Yemeni security forces were on Friday hunting down 29 inmates, including 19 suspected Al-Qaeda members, who broke out of jail in a deadly assault in the capital.Seven members of the security forces were killed and four wounded in the assault, the spokesman added.Officials say the prison holds around 5,000 inmates.In October, security forces foiled an attempt by some 300 Al-Qaeda inmates to escape after they mutinied in another Sanaa prison. Wuhayshi himself escaped in February 2006 from the same Sanaa prison attacked on Thursday with 22 other members of AQAP.
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