Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, July 17
Xinhua News Agency
ADEN, Yemen -- A booby-trapped car struck a pro-government military base in Yemen's southeastern province of of Shabwa on Monday afternoon, leaving eight soldiers killed, a military official told Xinhua.
The booby-trapped car exploded at the main gate of a pro-government military base in Belhaf area of southeastern Shabwa province, killing at least eight soldiers and injuring several others at the scene, the military source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Car Bomb)
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AMMAN -- A Jordanian soldier was sentenced to life in prison with hard labor for the killing of three U.S. servicemen last year, the state-run Petra news agency reported on Monday.
A military court charged the soldier with murder and disobeying military orders. The convicted was also fired from the military service, according to the court ruling. (Jordan-Soldier-Sentence)
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CAIRO -- Five Egyptian police conscripts were killed on Monday when an improvised explosive device went off in North Sinai Province, state-owned Ahram Online website reported.
An unknown number of policemen were also injured, the report said. (Egypt-Explosion-Policemen)
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BAGHDAD -- Unidentified gunmen on Monday shot dead a senior official of one of the leading soccer clubs of the Iraqi premier league, along with four of his family members, a police source said.
Colonel Basheer al-Hamdani, administrative director of al-Jawiyah (Air Force) soccer club, was killed with his wife and three of his sons when unknown armed men stormed Hamdani's house in the early morning in Mansour neighborhood in the western part of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, and opened fire on the family, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-Soccer Club Official) Enditem