Four Yemeni soldiers killed near al Qaeda-held city

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Posted: May 30, 2011 2:08 AM
Four Yemeni soldiers killed near al Qaeda-held city

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Four Yemeni soldiers were killed and dozens injured in what appeared to be an ambush as they were traveling to the al Qaeda-held city of Zinjibar, a security official said.

The official did not know who was responsible for the attack.

Several hundred al Qaeda and Islamist militants took control of the southern coastal city a few days ago and have been battling locals and government soldiers since the weekend who are trying to regain control.

(Reporting by Mohamed Mokhashef; Writing by Jon Herskovitz)