20 September 2013, 12:11

Al-Qaeda attacks in Yemen kill 56 troops, police

Йемен солдаты полиция 23.08.2011

Suspected al-Qaeda militants killed at least 56 policemen and soldiers in three simultaneous attacks in southern Yemen on Friday, military sources and local civilian officials said.

Two of the three attacks in Shabwa province, an al-Qaeda stronghold, involved vehicle bombs, the sources said.

The deadliest exploded at an army camp killing 38 soldiers responsible for security at oil fields in the region, the sources added.

Second Yemeni attack: Gunmen shot dead 10 soldiers

Gunmen killed around 10 soldiers in an attack on a military patrol in the town of Mayfaa early on Friday in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa, a security official said.

The gunmen later stole the vehicles belonging to the security forces and escaped, local residents said.

Around 20 soldiers were killed in a separate attack in Shabwa on Friday morning.

Yemen: about 20 killed in attack on military base - security official

Around 20 people were killed when two car bombs exploded at a military camp in Shabwa in southern Yemen early on Friday, a local security source said.

The cars were driven to the camp by suspected members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the source said.

Voice of Russia, Reuters, AFP

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