Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
Last updated 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
56 Yemen troops slain
September 21, 2013
 Print    Send to Friend

SANAA: Suspected Al Qaeda fighters killed at least 56 soldiers and policemen in a wave of dawn attacks on Friday, the deadliest day for Yemeni security forces since militant strongholds fell last year.

The militant assaults came in the southern province of Shabwa, a bastion of Al Qaeda and the scene of regular US drone attacks targeting insurgents.

Al Qaeda claimed the attacks in a statement posted on Internet forums.

Military and government officials said there were four attacks in all, including one on a key gas export terminal that was foiled.

Thirty-eight soldiers were killed in Friday’s deadliest single attack, on an army camp responsible for ensuring security at Shabwa oilfields, the sources said.

“Troops clashed with gunmen at the camp entrance, before a suicide attacker in a bomb-laden vehicle forced his way into the camp where his car exploded, killing 38 soldiers,” said a government official in Ataq.

Simultaneously, “a suicide bomber in a car blew himself up before reaching his target — an army checkpoint” in the nearby Al Nushaima area, a military official said, adding that 10 soldiers were killed in that blast.

In Maifaa, gunmen targeted a security forces camp, killing around eight policemen.

Agence France-Presse

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Post a comment
Related Stories
Houthis hit in Sanaa
RIYADH: Warplanes targeted Houthi forces controlling Yemen’s capital and their northern heartland on Friday, the second day of a Saudi-led campaign to stop the militia es..
Houthi air defences smashed
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Thursday that the first air strikes on the Houthi strongholds in Yemen have fully destroyed all Houthi air defences, Al Dailami base, SAM mis..
League to discuss Yemen plea
CAIRO: The Arab League will discuss the crisis in Yemen on Thursday, the regional body’s deputy secretary general said, after the country’s foreign minister called on Ara..
Yemen’s Friday turns unholy
SANAA: Suicide bombings, claimed by Daesh, killed at least 147 people on Friday at several mosques in the Yemeni capital. The attack targeted Shiite worshippers including..
Hadi shifted out after jets raid Aden palace
ADEN: An unidentified warplane attacked the presidential palace in Aden on Thursday, after forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stormed a camp where a renegad..
Advertise | Copyright