ADEN, Yemen, June 6 Armed men killed seven
soldiers and wounded 12 others in clashes in the southern Yemeni
city of Zinjibar on Monday, a local official and witnesses said.
An army force had tried to storm the town of 20,000, capital
of the flashpoint Abyan province in south central Yemen.
Last month, dozens of armed men believed to be from al Qaeda
stormed into Zinjibar, chasing out security forces while seizing
several government buildings and setting off blasts in others.
The army had withdrawn from Zinjibar after a battle with
militants in March, but later regained control.
(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf; Writing by Martina Fuchs)