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Al-Qaeda car bombing kills 15 Yemen soldiers: Officials

Published on Oct 20, 2012 12:33 AM

ADEN (AFP) - Al-Qaeda militants set off an explosives-laden car inside an army base in southern Yemen at dawn on Friday, killing at least 15 soldiers and wounding 29 others, military officials said.

Eight Al-Qaeda militants were also killed in the attack, military officials said.

The militants drove through several checkpoints before entering the base of the Yemeni army's 115th brigade in Abyan province, where a drone raid killed at least seven Al-Qaeda members the day before, one official said.

"Four members of Al-Qaeda with explosive belts... travelling in a military vehicle managed to pass through several army checkpoints to reach the camp" at Shaqra, 35 km from the Abyan capital Zinjibar, another official said.

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