Yemen bomb attacks kill top general, three soldiers
Yemeni soldiers guard a checkpoint close to the country's capital, Sanna, August 19, 2014 (File/AFP)
Click here to add Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi as an alert
Disable alert for Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi,
Click here to add Aden as an alert
Disable alert for Aden,
Click here to add Ahmed Mohammed Saleh al-Omari as an alert
Disable alert for Ahmed Mohammed Saleh al-Omari,
Click here to add al-Qaeda as an alert
Disable alert for al-Qaeda,
Click here to add Ali Abdullah Saleh as an alert
Disable alert for Ali Abdullah Saleh,
Click here to add Mansur Hadi as an alert
Disable alert for Mansur Hadi,
Click here to add Seiyun as an alert
Disable alert for Seiyun,
Click here to add Shibam as an alert
Disable alert for Shibam,
Click here to add Yemeni army as an alert
Disable alert for Yemeni army
Military officials say a senior Yemeni army officer and three soldiers have been killed in separate bomb attacks by suspected al-Qaeda militants across the country’s troubled southern and southeastern regions.
“A bomb planted by Al-Qaeda on a road linking the towns of Seiyun and Shibam (in the southeastern province of Hadramawt) exploded when an army vehicle passed, killing three soldiers and wounding six others,” a military official said on condition of anonymity.
The official added that two suspected al-Qaeda members were arrested at a checkpoint at the entrance to Seiyun just hours before the attack.
Meanwhile, a senior Yemeni army officer was killed in al-Mansura district of the southern port city of Aden on Saturday when a bomb planted in his vehicle went off.
“A bomb exploded in the car of General Ahmed Mohammed Saleh al-Omari, logistics and supplies officer of the third military region... wounding him and his son,” an unnamed military source said. The official noted that both were rushed to a nearby hospital, where Omari later succumbed to his wounds.
Yemen has witnessed regular attacks on its troops and other acts of violence, with authorities blaming al-Qaeda militants for the deadly assaults.
On August 6, al-Qaeda suspects opened fire on an army vehicle in Habban in Shabwa Province, killing five soldiers and wounding another.
On August 4, four soldiers were killed in ambushes in Hadramawt, two days after militants shot dead four policemen in an attack on a checkpoint in Shabwa.
Al-Qaeda-linked violence against Yemeni security forces has reportedly grown since February 2012, when President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi came to power in a one-man election backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Hadi replaced long-time dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was ousted after a year of mass protests across the country.
- Dawn car bomb attack kills three in southern Yemen
- Six Al Qaeda members, three soldiers killed after militants attack east Yemen army base
- Army general and four soldiers killed in Yemen attack
- Three Yemen soldiers killed in attack
- Palestinian Sniper Kills Seven Soldiers, Three Settlers Near Ramallah; Israeli Soldier Killed in Gaza; PA Targets Hit