Al-Qaida gunmen ambush bus carrying Yemeni forces

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 25, 2010 15:10

SAN'A, Yemen — Two al-Qaida militants ambushed a bus carrying Yemeni security personnel in the capital on Saturday, spraying the vehicle with gunfire and injuring 10 passengers, a security official said.

The violence shifted to the capital after a five-day offensive to flush out 120 al-Qaida militants who had holed up in a town in the lawless southern region where the local branch of the terror group has found safe haven.

The gunmen, moving on foot, opened fire on the bus as it was transporting security personnel back to their base in a crowded neighborhood in western San'a, the security official said. The gunmen fled.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.


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