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11 militants killed in Yemen attacks on army

Posted on Jul 27 2014 | IANS

Aden, July 27 : At least 11 militants, besides two soldiers, were killed Sunday during two simultaneous attacks on army bases in Yemen's Abyan province, an official said.

"The suspected Al Qaeda attackers launched two suicide car bombings on army bases in the town of Mahfad in Abyan, sparking violent clashes that killed two soldiers and 11 militants," the official told Xinhua.

"Two explosive-laden cars failed to reach the main targets and exploded outside the army posts," the official said.

The attack occurred at 7.30 a.m. and targeted army posts in Mahfad town, former stronghold of Al Qaeda militants in Abyan province.

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