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Yemeni defense minister attacked by al-Qaida militants; 3 dead in clashes
SANAA - Al-Qaida militants ambushed the Yemeni defense minister's motorcade as it was returning Friday from a visit to strategic areas and a sprawling al-Qaida base recaptured by the army, security and military officials said.

 

Army and security troops were engaged Friday in fierce clashes with militants atop of a hill overlooking the main road in the southern region of Mahfad.

 

The officials said the assailants fled, leaving three killed and two wounded who were captured by government troops, who sustained three wounded. (Associated Press)