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Al-Qaeda kills American teacher in Yemen


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Al-Qaeda kills American teacher in Yemen

An American working as a teacher in Yemen has been shot by al-Qaeda.
 
He was killed in an attack by two men on a motorcycle in the city of Taiz, 200 kilometres south of the capital Sanaa. The man had been working in a Swedish language school.
 
There has been an increase in violence, particularly linked to al-Qaeda, since the uprising in Yemen.
 
Following 33 years in charge, Ali Abdullah Saleh handed power over to new president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who has vowed to be tougher on al-Qaeda.
 
Militant groups have taken advantage of the leadership problems, seizing some control in different provinces of the country.

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