Ten Yemeni soldiers die in attack by secessionist gunmen

Dec. 30, 2013 at 4:15 PM

ADEN, Yemen, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Some 10 Yemeni soldiers died Monday when rebel gunmen attacked a military outpost in the southern province of Lahj, a provincial police official said.

The official said the attackers, members of a secessionist group, attacked the outpost with vehicles topped with machine guns, China's Xinhua News Agency reported.

An army official confirmed the attack, saying "army forces swiftly launched a large-scale manhunt" for the attackers, arresting one person.

Identities of the attackers are unclear, the army officials aid.

A dozen people, including children, were killed Friday when artillery shells hit a funeral attended by southern separatists.

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