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Yemeni Tribesman Attack Oil Pipeline

Security sources in Yemen say tribesmen have blown up an oil pipeline in retaliation for raids targeting al-Qaida sympathizers.

Officials say tribesman in eastern Maarib province sabotaged the pipeline Saturday, after government forces raided the homes of tribal leaders thought to be harboring al-Qaida operatives.

On Wednesday, more than 20 people were wounded when security forces clashed with tribesmen in eastern Yemen during the operation to apprehend Hassan al-Aqili.

Aqili is wanted for the death of a senior army officer, killed in an ambush last Saturday.

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