Gunmen kill soldier in Yemen’s Aden


Yemeni gunmen attacked a security patrol in the southern city of Aden on Tuesday, killing one soldier and wounding another, a local official said, and unidentified assailants threw two hand grenades at a government building. The attacks hinted at rising unrest in the strategic port city, which neighbours Abyan, a violence-prone southern province where Islamist militants, said by the government to have links with al Qaeda, are challenging army control. More than six months of protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 33-year rule have paralysed the Arab world’s poorest state, plunging it into a crisis that has confounded international attempts at mediating a transfer of power.