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    Militants on motorcycles killed two traffic police officers in the Yemeni city of Ta'izz on Sunday, a local police source told RIA Novosti.

    SANA'A, September 29 (RIA Novosti) - Militants on motorcycles killed two traffic police officers in the Yemeni city of Ta'izz on Sunday, a local police source told RIA Novosti.

    "Armed [militants] fired at a police patrol in front of a school . . . After that they hastily fled the scene," a local police officer told RIA Novosti.

    The attack could have been carried out by al-Qaeda associates, the policeman believes.

    The situation in Yemen has been tense, following a change of power in 2011. Despite the government's efforts to stabilize the situation, the Ansar al-Sharia group, also known as the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), systematically carries out attacks across the country.

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