Yemeni colonel, two soldiers killed by 'Al-Qaeda'

AFP , Sunday 12 Jun 2011

A Yemeni colonel and two soldiers were killed Sunday in clashes with suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen in the flashpoint southern city of Zinjibar, a military official and a medic said.

"I lost one of my men, Colonel Salem al-Zuba" who was killed on Sunday morning in fierce clashes with Al-Qaeda gunmen, a military officer of the besieged 25th mechanised brigade told AFP.

A medic at a military hospital in Aden meanwhile said that two soldiers were brought dead early Sunday from clashes in Zinjibar, which was mostly overrun by suspected Al-Qaeda militants last month.

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