Yemeni troops patrol the road between the provincial capital Zinjibar and the town of Jaar in the restive region of Abyan on June 22, 2012
Yemeni troops patrol the road between the provincial capital Zinjibar and the town of Jaar in the restive region of Abyan on June 22, 2012 © - AFP/File
Yemeni troops patrol  the road between the provincial capital Zinjibar and the town of Jaar in the restive region of Abyan on June 22, 2012
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Last updated: March 10, 2014

Al-Qaeda gunmen attack Yemen army vehicle, wound 6

Suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Monday attacked an army vehicle in Yemen's southern province of Abyan wounding six soldiers, a security official said.

The assailants opened fire at the vehicle east of the coastal town of Ahwar before fleeing, the official said.

Yemen has seen regular attacks on its security forces usually blamed on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which remains active in the south and east despite several military campaigns to crush the group.

The Arab world's poorest country is also grappling with an increasingly violent separatist movement in the south, which was independent between the end of British colonial rule in 1967 and union with the north in 1990.

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