Suspected al Qaeda gunmen kill two soldiers in Yemen's oil province

January 29, 2015 10:57 AM

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ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Two Yemeni soldiers were killed and two wounded when they were ambushed while on patrol by suspected al Qaeda militants in the central province of Marib, a regional official said on Thursday.

Marib has most of Yemen's oil and gas fields and has long been a battleground between various factions, including local tribesmen, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) insurgents and other Islamists, and government forces.

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