Five people at least killed in fighting of tribesmen with Al Qaeda South Yemen
ADEN-South Yemen-At least five people were killed in Yemen when a pro-government militia attacked Al-Qaeda-linked militants yesterday, residents and militia sources said.
The sources said several people were wounded on Thursday in the fighting which broke out in the village of Al-Qafr in the southern province of Abyan.
The two groups have regularly attacked each other since the pro-government Popular Committees were set up as a volunteer force against militants who exploited the 2011 political turmoil to seize territory and establish Shariah.
In the latest incident, dozens of pro-government Popular Committee members attacked Ansar Al-Shariah fighters to avenge the killing of one of their colleagues the day before, militia sources said.
Three of those killed were members of Ansar Al-Sahriah and the other two were militia fighters, the sources said.