Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen kill 12 in Yemen attack: official

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen in Yemen killed four civilians and eight fighters from a southern separatist militia in a dawn attack on Thursday, launching grenades and firing machine guns on a southern checkpoint, an official said. The suspected jihadists opened fire in the southern province of Abyan before escaping, the official told AFP, asking not to be named. “It was gunmen, believed to be from Al-Qaeda, who launched the attack with machine guns and RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades), killing eight soldiers and four civilians,” the official said. The checkpoint in the coastal district of Ahwar w…

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