Militant attack in Yemen's Aden leaves six dead
Yemenis gathered for a funeral last week in Sanaa in honor of soldiers who were killed by militants at an army checkpoint in Hadramawt province (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
Security officials confirmed to AFP that the militants launched grenades at the headquarters and also detonated a car bomb at the entrance of the building.
"Three soldiers and an attacker were killed in an exchange of fire," said AFP's source. Two passers-by were also killed in the attack.
The attack has already been compared to the work of Al Qaeda-linked Ansar Al Sharia's attack on an army headquarter in Yemen's Hadramawt province last October in which militants carried out a similar infiltration of an army HQ that left 12 people dead.