Seven soldiers were killed in a bomb attack in Yemen

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At least seven soldiers of its government forces Yemeni killed and eight others injured on Friday after a bomb exploded in Abyan province, a local official told Xinhua.

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THE bomb attack attributed to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula jihadists.

According to the same official, who is not being named, “the explosion occurred at a time when the soldiers had gathered to receive food supplies”.

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Jihadists have been launching sporadic attacks against government forces in mountainous areas of Abyan and neighboring provinces.

Al Qaeda’s network in the Arabian Peninsula has taken advantage of the years-long conflict between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels – backed by Iran – to consolidate its presence in the war-torn country.

Source: News Beast

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