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'Qaeda' militants seize Yemen town

16 October 2014, 11:08

Sanaa - Suspected Al-Qaeda militants have seized control of a town in southwest Yemen, hours after Shiite rebels overran a nearby provincial capital, a security official said Thursday.

Five policemen were killed in the overnight offensive by militants on the town of Udain, 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) west of the now rebel-controlled Ibb, the security official and local sources said.

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