Abyan: Terrorist bombing kills four soldiers in Abyan
1/17/2017 12:22:00 AM
A terrorist bombing on Monday said that four soldiers were killed and three others were wounded at a checkpoint in Lawdar district of Abyan governorate.
Local sources told Alsahwah Net that terrorists attacked a checkpoint with different weapons, killing four soldiers and wounding three others, pointing out that a number of the attackers were also killed.
The sources said that some terrorists fled to suburbs of Lawdar district after shootout with security forces.
A suicide bomber last week killed six soldiers and wounded 20 others as he targeted a security checkpoint in the governorate of Abyan.
The Yemeni army backed by the Arab Coalition managed to liberate large swaths of Abyan from al-Qaeda militants in August 2016.
From time to time, militants of al-Qaeda attack security and military checkpoints in Abyan governorate and neighboring areas.
In last December two suicide bombing killed dozens of soldiers in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, which the ISIS group's Yemen-based affiliate claimed responsibility for.
Soldiers were queuing to collect salaries near a military base in the Khor Maksar district when the attackers blew themselves up.