Yemeni forces rescue eight hostages, kill seven al Qaeda kidnappers
Yemen continues to struggle with growing instability. (AFP/File)
Yemeni security forces rescued seven Yemeni hostages and one foreigner in a special operation against al Qaeda extremists, Reuters reports. Seven of the kidnappers were killed during the operation.
Hostage taking is common in the restive country and typically targets Westerners, but locals are frequently kidnapped as well.