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Yemen troops foil attack on hospital, 6 killed

AP Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 23:36

Sanaa: Yemen`s defense ministry says its troops have foiled a militant attack on a military-affiliated hospital in the country`s south, setting off clashes that killed four militants and two soldiers.

The ministry statement said the attack occurred today on the hospital in Hadramawt province, setting off a battle that lasted for an hour.

Yemen is home to one of the most active branches of al-Qaida group. The government has waged repeated offensives to drive out the militants from the south, most recently this spring.

The group retaliated with a series of attacks against troops and security. On Thursday, militants had carried out coordinated attacks against an airport, a military barracks and post office in the province, killing 15.

First Published: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 23:36

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