Yemen militants attack barracks, 13 killed

A Yemeni military official says al Qaeda-linked militants have attacked a military barracks in an embattled southern town, leaving two soldiers and 11 militants dead.

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2011, 23:40 PM IST

Sanaa: A Yemeni military official says
al Qaeda-linked militants have attacked a military barracks in
an embattled southern town, leaving two soldiers and 11
militants dead.

The official said today that another 36 soldiers were
injured in the base in Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan
province.

He says that the fighting began yesterday night and
continued into the morning. He spoke on condition of anonymity
because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Militants and the army have fought for control of
Zinjibar since May. A 10-month-old uprising against
authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh has caused a
breakdown of authority throughout the country.

PTI