Suicide bombs kill at least 14 in Yemen's south

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Posted: Aug 21, 2011 4:33 AM

ADEN (Reuters) - Two suicide bombs killed at least 14 people in separate attacks in Yemen's volatile south on Sunday morning, including the bombers themselves, local officials and tribal sources said.

The attacks targeted tribesmen who have sided with the army in an effort to flush Islamist militants out of the south, where the government has lost control of some areas as months of protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 33-year rule drag on.

One of the suicide bombers blew himself up in a vehicle at a checkpoint set up by tribesmen in the al-Arqub area, killing 9 tribesmen and himself and injuring others.

The second attack took place in Mudiyah, where the bomber approached a crowd and then set off an explosion that killed him and three others.

(Reporting by Muhammad Mukhashaf; Writing by Isabel Coles; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)