6 Yemeni soldiers guarding southern foreign oil company killed by al-Qaida

08:12, July 26, 2010      

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At least six Yemeni soldiers guarding a foreign oil company were killed on Sunday when a group of al-Qaida gunmen attempted to raid the oil company in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa, a provincial security official told Xinhua.

The security official in Ataq, the capital city of Shabwa, told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that a group of al-Qaida gunmen raided Sunday evening the Yemeni security guards of an Austrian oil company located at al-Akla area in the southeast province of Shabwa.

"Nearly ten terrorists wearing Afghani-style clothes equipped with heavy machine guns on a vehicle approached the wall of the Austrian oil company, killing at least six security soldiers and wounding dozens of others," the official said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:秦唯(实习))

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