Islamist militants kill 10 Yemeni soldiers

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Posted: Mar 31, 2012 6:54 AM

ADEN (Reuters) - Islamist militants killed 10 Yemeni soldiers in an attack on an army checkpoint in the south of the country on Saturday, a local official said.

Al Qaeda-linked militant group Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law) claimed responsibility for the killings at the checkpoint in the al-Horur area. In a text message purporting to come from the group, it said it had killed 30 conscripts.

The claim could not immediately be independently verified.

(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf; Writing by Isabel Coles; Editing by Andrew Osborn)