Attack kills Yemen soldiers after bombings

March 21, 2015 1:51 PM

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Al-Qaeda fighters have captured the capital of a province in southern Yemen, killing about 20 soldiers, local officials and residents said, just hours after suicide attacks on mosques in the capital Sanaa during Friday prayers killed 137 and wounded hundreds more.

Fighters from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were forced to withdraw late on Friday night from Houta after holding it for several hours, the officials and residents said. Two army brigades then entered the city, the capital of Lahj province. There were no reports of any casualties on the s...

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