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Gunman Kills 3, Then Himself, at American Oil Rig in Yemen

A Yemeni gunman shot dead three workers today at an American oil rig in northern Yemen, according to a spokesman for the rig’s supervisor, Hunt Oil Company of Dallas. The assault, which left an American, a Canadian and a Yemeni dead, ended when the assailant shot himself, the company said. Another Canadian worker was wounded. A State Department official said it was not immediately clear whether the attack was politically motivated or what connection the killings had to a conflict with Iraq. Americans in the Middle East have been warned of the heightened risk of terrorism with American and British troops poised to open hostilities against Baghdad. The State Department has told nonessential workers at American embassies in several countries in the region to leave. Full Story

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