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Blast kills three soldiers in Yemen

Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 00:40

July 6 - A roadside bomb in Yemen's capital Sanaa kills three soldiers and injures two others. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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A roadside bomb in Yemen's capital Sanaa killed three soldiers and injured two others during a security patrol early on Saturday (July 6), a security official said. The official said the blast targeted a car in Sanaa's al-Hasaba district, a centre of opposition to former Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh who was ousted early last year. The official, who requested anonymity, said it was unknown who carried out the attack. A security officer at the scene said one of the car's passengers had survived the attack. Yemen is the poorest Arab state with a third of the population living on less than two dollars a day. It faces a Shi'ite uprising in the north, an Islamist insurgency in the south and east, a southern separatist movement and splits in the military.

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Blast kills three soldiers in Yemen

Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 00:40