March 4, 2012 / 3:14 PM / 7 years ago

At least 35 Yemen soldiers slain in clash with militants

ADEN (Reuters) - At least 35 Yemeni soldiers were killed in the south of the country on Sunday in clashes with militants linked to al-Qaeda, medics said.

Medics at a military hospital in the southern port city of Aden said dozens were also wounded and the number of casualties was likely to rise as a result of the fighting.

Clashes broke out after twin suicide bombings targeting military posts in Zinjibar earlier on Sunday.

Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf; Writing by Isabel Coles; Editing by Ben Harding

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