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Islamic militants ambush Yemen bus

Two al Qaida militants have ambushed a bus carrying security personnel in the San'a, the capital of Yemen, spraying the vehicle with gunfire and injuring 10 passengers.

Al Qaida violence shifted to the capital after a week of fighting in a lawless southern region where the local branch of the terror group has found safe haven.

A security official said the gunmen, moving on foot, opened fire on the bus as it was transporting security personnel back to their base in a crowded neighbourhood in western San'a. The gunmen fled.

In the south, Yemeni forces drove al Qaida militants from the town of Hawta on Friday after five days of heavy fighting.


From Belfast Telegraph