Yemen begins trial of 2 al-Qaida suspects over attacks

12:16, June 16, 2010      

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Yemen on Tuesday put on trial two alleged al-Qaida members who were charged with killing six military and security officials, state-run Saba news agency reported.

According to the Sanaa-based court, the two men were accused of ambushing a police convoy last November in the southeast province of Hadramout, leaving three high-ranking security officials and two soldiers dead, said the report.

It said the two were also charged with targeting a military vehicle loaded with ammunition in Marib province, northeast of the capital Sanaa, in July 2009, killing one soldier and looting the vehicle.

The defendants, however, denied the charges and the court set the next hearing on June 19.

Source: Xinhua

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