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Indonesia evacuates nationals from Yemen

(Xinhua)

14:02, January 06, 2012

JAKARTA, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian government has evacuated its nationals from Yemen following a clash between local militia and students of Islamic boarding school Darul Hadists, a spokesperson said here on Friday.

"We have evacuated six students consisting of five men and one woman. But, only five students were willing to leave the country while another one has decided to stay there," said Michael Tene, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry.

He said that the conflict has claimed five Indonesian students as many of them have decided to stay in the boarding school.

"The government strongly concerns about the matter and we have been trying to evacuate them to safer places. We formed a team consisting officials from the Foreign Ministry and other institutions to bring them back home," said Tene.

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