Sept 6, 2011
ADEN — Yemeni air force jets hit an Al-Qaeda stronghold town in the south of the country on Monday, killing seven civilians when they mistakenly struck a mosque, a local official said.
“The Yemeni air force accidentally shelled a mosque in Jaar, killing seven people and wounding five others,” the official told AFP, on condition of anonymity.
“The air force hit the Grand Mosque in Jaar whereas the target was a small mosque held by suspected Al-Qaeda militants,” situated on the edge of the town, said the official.
A medical official in Al-Razi hospital in Jaar confirmed the toll and witnesses said that another raid targeted the hospital, wounding two more people.
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