Yemen official: Warplane mistakenly kills soldiers

SANAA - A Yemeni warplane mistakenly struck a military site in the country's volatile south on Sunday, killing more than a dozen soldiers, a local security official said, but the government denied the report.
"We are not sure of the number yet but some 18 or 20 soldiers were killed, the plane hit a small military site in Abyan. They meant to target an al-Qaida hideout," a security official told Reuters by telephone from the flashpoint Abyan province.
A defense ministry source, however, denied "the false news that Yemeni soldiers were killed in an accidental Yemeni plane strike".
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