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Qaeda attack on Yemen army post leaves 6 dead: military

A picture taken on May 24, 2014 shows smoke billowing from buildings in Seiyun, second Yemeni city of Hadramawt provinceAl-Qaeda gunmen opened fire on an army position in Yemen’s southeast Saturday, sparking a clash that killed two soldiers and four attackers, a military official told AFP. The dawn clash in Hadramawt province lasted an hour and left three more soldiers wounded. The assault comes two days after suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen briefly seized Sayun airport in Hadramawt in a deadly assault just as a civilian airliner was landing, before the airfield was retaken by the army. Hadramawt’s rugged terrain provides hideouts for militants of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, considered by Washington as the jihadist network’s most dangerous affiliate.

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