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Southern Military Commander Assassinated

June 18 2012


The Yemeni army commander in southern Yemen has been killed by a suicide bomber, reports Xinhua, China's state news agency.

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for an attack on Monday in the port city of Aden that killed Maj. Gen. Salim Ali Qatan and three bodyguards.

The attacker blew himself up near Qatan's convoy in the city's Mansoura district, police said.

Another report cited by the BBC said the attacker approached the general on the way to...

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