A suicide car bomber targeting an army checkpoint in southern Yemen killed eight soldiers and wounded 10 on Monday, local officials said.
The attack in the town of Radda was likely a retaliatory move by al Qaeda militants after Yemeni forces shelled insurgents in the southern province of al-Bayda earlier in the day, one of the officials said.
Earlier, 4 people
were killed, including
one soldier in an attack launched by the
Yemeni army on
alleged Al-Qaeda militants in the
province of Baydaa’, center of the country, according to tribal and
The sources told AFP that the Yemeni
army launched an attack using
various weapons after
mediation failed to yield results.
Three people were killed in the attack
and several others were wounded after gunmen ambushed the army at a point near the battle
zone, killing at least one
soldier and wounding two others.