24 Jun '11, 10pm

Five killed in Yemen violence, UN to send mission

Five killed in Yemen violence, UN to send mission

ADEN, Yemen - Five people, including three soldiers, were killed in violence across Yemen's main port city of Aden on Friday, officials and medics said, as the United Nations announced it will send a mission. A bomb-laden car exploded at an army post killing the soldiers, a security official told AFP. The attack also wounded four soldiers and burned one of seven tanks stationed there, an officer from the police's criminal investigation department said. It sparked gun battles between the army and gunmen that left one civilian killed and four others wounded, medics said. The officials did not blame the attack on any party and no side has yet claimed its responsibility. It came nearly an hour after soldiers shot dead one man and wounded six others at the funeral of a man who had died a year ago in custody in Aden after being detained for alleged links to Al-Qaeda. Already tig...

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