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Al-Qaida Suspect Shoots Guards in Hospital Escape Attempt in Yemen


Al-Qaida Suspect Shoots Guards in Hospital Escape Attempt in Yemen

Al-Qaida Suspect Shoots Guards in Hospital Escape Attempt in Yemen

Yemeni officials say a suspected al-Qaida militant shot two police guards Sunday in an unsuccessful attempt to escape the hospital where he was being treated in the capital, Sanaa.

Hospital officials say the suspect grabbed a weapon from his guards and opened fire, but failed to get out of the hospital.

Yemen intensified its fight against al-Qaida after a local branch claimed responsibility for a failed bomb attack on a U.S.-bound airplane in December.

The United States has pledged millions of dollars in military aid to help the country battle terrorism.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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