Al Qaeda attacks Yemen army base, four dead: residents

March 9, 2015 8:35 AM

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ADEN (Reuters) - At least two militants and two soldiers died in an al Qaeda assault on an army base in southern Yemen early on Monday, officials and residents said, in another sign of unraveling security.

The assault on the base in Mahfad in Abyan province was a setback for the country's splintered military which, alongside local militiamen, had largely expelled Al Qaeda from the area's towns in 2013.

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