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Yemen security official assassinated

SANA, Yemen — A Yemeni intelligence officer was slain in a drive-by shooting by unidentified gunmen Wednesday in the capital, Sana, in the latest attack against security forces in the country, officials said.

Officials say at least 55 military, intelligence, and police officers have been killed in Yemen since mid-2011. Most of the assassinations focused on individuals working in counterterrorism operations.

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