Yemen ministry: 7 soldiers killed in southern attack

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Posted: Apr 01, 2012 3:23 AM
Yemen ministry: 7 soldiers killed in southern attack

ADEN (Reuters) - Seven Yemeni soldiers were killed in an attack the Defence Ministry blamed on al Qaeda militants on Sunday, a day after clashes with Islamist fighters in which at least 20 troops were killed.

In a text message, the ministry's September 26 news portal said the "treacherous terrorist attack" occurred in the southern Hadramout province.

(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf; Writing by Joseph Logan)