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article image5 killed in attack on Yemen presidential palace: security

By AFP     May 9, 2014 in World

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen killed five guards and captured others Friday in an attack on a checkpoint outside the Yemeni presidential palace in the capital Sanaa, a security source said.

The source told AFP that President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi was not at the palace at the time of the attack, which came amid heightened tensions in Yemen where the army is pressing an offensive against Al-Qaeda militants.

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