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Six 'Qaeda', three Yemen troops killed in clashes

A Yemeni soldier stands guard outside a tunnel that was dug underneath a neighbourhood close to the residential compound of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa on August 16, 2014Six suspected Al-Qaeda militants and three Yemeni troops died in clashes Sunday in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, scene of frequent attacks on the army, a local official said. “At dawn, armed forces bombarded a house where Al-Qaeda fighters had barricaded themselves in, killing three of them and wounding others,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. The body of a fourth militant was later found in the house in the Hadramawt town of Qatan, along with four people who were arrested, a military source said. Responding to the army’s action, other militants attacked an army position in Qatan, sparking a shootout, the local official said.

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