Suspected al-Qaida attack on Yemen army base kills 21

By REUTERS
October 19, 2012 08:21




ADEN, Yemen - At least 10 soldiers and 11 suspected al-Qaida militants were killed in an attack on a military base in the southern Yemeni town of Shuqra in the province of Abyan on Friday, medical and military sources said.

Militants first attacked the coastal base with an explosives-laden car, a medical source told Reuters.

Moments later, more militants attacked the base from the sea, a military source said. At least 15 other soldiers were injured in the fighting, he said.

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