Yemen: Four soldiers killed in ambush
Four Yemeni troops died and two others were hurt on Thursday when they were ambushed by suspected Shiite gunmen in the northwestern region of Amran, a local official said. The attack targeted the convoy of army colonel Hamid al-Qoud as it passed through Harf Sufian market in Amran, 55 kilometres northwest of the capital Sanaa, the official said, according to AFP.
He said that the gunmen, thought to be Huthi followers, fled the scene in a car after the attack. The official said that police have set up roadblocks on the route in the hunt for the attackers.
More than 50 people have been killed in renewed violence between security forces and Shiite gunmen over the past week.