Yemen: Al Qaeda Gunmen Take Control Of Southern City


Al-Qaeda gunmen attacked security and government buildings in the southern Yemeni town of Huta on Wednesday killing a policeman and injuring six others, AFP reported.

Clashes reported at dawn between the armed men and police around the local branches of intelligence and central bank, and the courts in Huta, in the Lahij province, the news agency said.

The attack raised fears that Huta might fall in the grip of the Islamists after gunmen overran most of Zinjibar in late May.

Yemeni security officials also said that bands of gunmen drove through some neighborhoods in the southern port city of Aden early Wednesday, opening fire on security forces.

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