Suspected Qaeda militants capture Yemen army base: official

ADEN (Reuters) - Dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants captured a Yemeni army base on Monday in the south-east of the Arabian peninsula country, a military official said.

The militants had taken some military personnel hostage at the base in the city of al-Mukalla, the official said.

(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf,; Writing by Mahmoud Habboush, Editing by William Maclean and Jon Boyle)