Six policemen killed in al-Qaida attack in south Yemen

13:17, May 15, 2011      

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At least six Yemeni policemen were killed and another one wounded on Saturday in an al-Qaida attack in southern province of Al-Bayda, a local security official said.

The attack targeted the policemen security checkpoint in Lamsan district in Radaa town of Al-Bayda, the official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

"Following the attack, the al-Qaida militants seized the policemen's weapons and two security vehicles then fled," the official added without elaborating further.

Besides the problems of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in the south and east of the country, Yemen's security and stability have also been undermined by the anti-government protests since mid February which demand an immediate end to the 33-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Source: Xinhua

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