Gunmen shoot dead around 10 soldiers in second southern Yemen attack

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Posted: Sep 20, 2013 3:15 AM

ADEN (Reuters) - Gunmen killed around 10 soldiers in an attack on a military headquarters in the town of Mayfaa early on Friday in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa, a security official said.

The gunmen later stole vehicles belonging to the security forces and escaped, local residents said.

Around 20 soldiers were killed in a separate attack in Shabwa on Friday morning.

(The story corrects to show the soldiers were in a military headquarters and not on patrol.)

(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf; Editing by Angus McDowall and Alison Williams)