Yemen says regains ministry compound, 12 militants killed

SANAA, (Reuters) – Yemen said yesterday it had regained full control of its Defence Ministry compound in Sanaa a day after a militant attack, claimed by an al Qaeda-affiliated group, killed 56 people, including foreign medical staff.

The Yemeni military’s chief of the general staff said in a preliminary report submitted to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi yesterday that an estimated 12 attackers, mostly Saudi nationals, had taken part in the assault and were all killed.

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