Three soldiers, 10 'Qaeda' gunmen killed in south Yemen

AFP , Thursday 9 Jun 2011

Three Yemeni soldiers and 10 suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen were killed in clashes on the outskirts of the militant-held southern city of Zinjibar, a military officer said on Thursday.

"Fierce clashes took place (Wednesday) evening" on the outskirts of Zinjibar, capital of Abyan province, which suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen seized in late May, an officer from the 119th Armoured Division told AFP.

"Three soldiers were killed and four others wounded, while information from the other side says that at least 10 Al-Qaeda gunmen were killed," he said.

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