Five policemen dead from gunmen attack

By Khaled al-Madhi

Sana’a, Yemen (dpa) –  Five policemen were killed after al-Qaeda

gunmen attacked a patrol vehicle in south-eastern Yemen on

Thursday, a security source said.

The source told the German Press Agency dpa that the assailants

opened fire at the vehicle in Ataq, the provincial capital of Saba

province, around 570 kilometres south east of the capital, Sana’a.

An extensive manhunt was launched to capture the attackers who

fled to nearby mountains, the source said, requesting anonymity.