Militants kill American teacher in Yemen

Associated Press
Yemenis gather around a damaged vehicle purported to belong to an American teacher shot by gunmen in Taiz, Yemen, Sunday, March 18, 2012. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead early Sunday an American teacher working at a language institute in a central Yemeni city, the region's provincial governor said. (AP Photo/Anees Mahyoub)

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Gunmen linked to al Qaeda shot dead an American teacher in Yemen on Sunday, accusing him of Christian "proselytizing", and officials said government forces had killed a dozen militants in clashes and attacks on their strongholds.

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