At least 16 dead in overnight raid on major Yemeni city

by Reuters
Saturday, 24 May 2014 05:34 GMT

ADEN, May 24 (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed in an overnight raid by dozens of al Qaeda militants on Yemeni government buildings and military outposts in Seyoun, the second largest city in the south-eastern Hadramout province, a local official and residents said.

The militants withdrew in the morning after briefly captured some of these buildings, they said. At least 10 government soldiers and six militants were among the dead. (Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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