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Yemeni troops kill 'al-Qaeda militants who were wearing veils'

  • Yemini government troops shot and killed suspected al-Qaeda militants who were disguised in veils, near the border with Saudi Arabia, media reports said.

    According to officials, one militant opened fire on a security officer checking their vehicle after which the soldiers retaliated. The number of militants killed is reported to have been between three and five.

    The al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen is considered by western security experts to be the militant group’s deadliest offshoot in the world.

     

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