Ansar al-Sharia militants attack Yemeni police, killing four

Ansar al-Sharia, a group allied with al-Qaedaattacked a police station in Jaar, killing 4 policemen. Previously government troops forced Ansar al-Sharia from several cities in Abyan Province last year. Armed battles took place in Jaar and Zinjibar in June.

Travellers should exercise extreme caution. Many countries advise their citizens to avoid travelling to Yemen at this time due to the unstable security situation.

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