Suspected Qaeda gunmen kidnap and kill 14 Yemeni soldiers: officials

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 08, 2014 4:22 PM

ADEN (Reuters) - Gunmen believed to be al Qaeda militants kidnapped 14 Yemeni soldiers returning home by bus from duty in eastern Yemen on Friday and killed them, local officials and residents said.

They said residents found the bodies of the 14 soldiers riddled with bullets on a road near the city of Seiyoun in Hadramout province, three hours after they were abducted from a public bus.

(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf; writing by Sami Aboudi; editing by Andrew Roche)