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MIDEAST > Suicide bomber kills senior south Yemen army general

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A handout photo released by the Yemeni Defense Ministry shows thick smoke erupting during the detonation of al-Qaeda explosives seized by Yemeni forces . EPA photo

A handout photo released by the Yemeni Defense Ministry shows thick smoke erupting during the detonation of al-Qaeda explosives seized by Yemeni forces . EPA photo

The commander of Yemen's southern military region was killed in a suicide attack in Aden early today, medics and a security official said, after the army drove al-Qaeda-linked militants from their strongholds in the area.

The bomber, who was wearing an explosives belt, targeted Major General Salem Ali Qatan as he was on his way to work, witnesses said.

June/18/2012

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