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Seven killed in Yemen shootout

Three Yemeni policemen and four suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed while two others were captured in a shootout Shootout

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 on Monday in the eastern province of Hadramaut, a local police official said.

The shootout which lasted several hours erupted as police stormed a house in the town of Tarim, 800 kilometres (about 500 miles) east of Sanaa, where suspected militants were hiding, the official told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. .

"An officer was among the three policemen killed," he said, adding that at least six other policemen were wounded.

A witness said the gunmen hurled a grenade at the advancing security forces, while the militants fled to a neighbouring house, before police overpowered o·ver·pow·er  
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2. To affect so strongly as to make helpless or ineffective; overwhelm.


The province of Hadramaut has seen two recent attacks claimed by the Yemen branch of Al-Qaeda, including a suicide car bombing on July 25 in the town of Sayun, which killed one policeman and wounded 17 people.

A Yemeni police patrol came under a grenade attack last week in al-Mukalla, but no casualties were reported. Both attacks were claimed by Al-Qaeda.

Yemen, the ancestral home of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden: see bin Laden, Osama.  and one of the most poverty-stricken countries on the planet, sided with the United States in its "war on terror This article is about U.S. actions, and those of other states, after September 11, 2001. For other conflicts, see Terrorism.

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Date:Aug 11, 2008
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