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Yemeni Navy Foils Suicide Bomb Attack

Yemen's Defense Ministry has said the country's navy sank a speed boat suspected of carrying explosives as the small vessel approached a Yemeni warship.

Yemeni Naval Commander General Ruwais Mujawar said on the Defense Ministry website that the boat ignored several warning shots late on August 27 and that "naval forces then fired at the craft, which sank along with it occupants."

The Defense Ministry did not comment on who is suspected of being behind the alleged attack but the incident took place off the coast of Al-Qaeda's stronghold at Abyan province in the south.

compiled from agency reports