Suicide car bomber kills six soldiers in southern Yemen - official

by Reuters
Sunday, 11 May 2014 11:13 GMT

ADEN, Yemen, May 11 (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed six army officers in southern Yemen on Sunday and wounded many others after targeting a military police building in the coastal city of Mukallah, a local security official said.

The explosion appeared to be a revenge attack by al Qaeda following the Yemeni army's recent campaign in the provinces of Shabwa and Abyan against the group, he said.

"There are six soldiers killed and the toll is likely to go up ... we cannot tell the wounded from the dead," he said, adding that local officials were working on extracting victims from the rubble of the two-storey building that was hit. (Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf in Aden; Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Rosalind Russell)

Latest News
Comments Close
Suicide car bomber kills six soldiers in southern Yemen - official

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus