Al-Qaeda militants kill four Yemeni soldiers, wound 15
Four Yemeni soldiers were killed and 15 wounded on Tuesday in a clash with al-Qaeda militants in Southern Yemen, dpa reported with reference to Arab media.
The clash took place on the outskirts of Zinjibar, the capital of the southern Abyan province, according to Doha-based broadcaster Al Jazeera.
The attack erupted as al-Qaeda militants were withdrawing from the area, the broadcaster said.
Tuesday's clashes came a day after the Yemeni airforce mistakenly struck a mosque and a hospital in the nearby town of Jaar, killing at least seven civilians.
Al-Qaeda militants have taken advantage of the unrest that has gripped Yemen since January and started occupying villages in the country's southern region.
In May, a group known as the Partisans of Sharia (Islamic Law) - believed to be affiliated with al-Qaeda - seized control of Zinjibar. dpa wh hm Author:Weedah Hamzah