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Funeral in Yemen

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 00:25

March 30 - A funeral is held in Sanaa for ten of the 20 members of Yemen's security forces who were killed in an attack on a military checkpoint last week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The funeral was held in Sanaa on Sunday (March 30) for ten Yemeni soldiers who were among those killed in a dawn attack on a military checkpoint the week before. On Monday suspected militants killed 20 members of Yemen's security forces in an attack officials said bore the hallmarks of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the most active branches of the militant global al Qaeda network. The other 10 victims were to be buried in their respective hometowns in other parts of the country. After Monday's attack the Yemeni interior minister suspended senior security officials in the eastern province of Hadramout where the attack took place and ordered an immediate investigation, state news agency Saba reported. A local official said the troops, who belonged to a paramilitary unit under the Interior Ministry, were mostly asleep when the raiders attacked the checkpoint. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

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Funeral in Yemen

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 00:25