45802
Several Dead in Attacks on Yemeni Checkpoints
International

Several Dead in Attacks on Yemeni Checkpoints

Two car bombs went off near army checkpoints in Yemen’s southeastern city of Mukalla, killing several security personnel and wounding many more.
The explosions on Monday morning targeted checkpoints in the east and west of the port city, a former stronghold of the local Al-Qaeda affiliate, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Al Jazeera reported. General Faraj Salemine confirmed the attacks to AFP, saying “terrorists” had killed at least five soldiers. Other reports said that at least nine had been killed.
The capital of Hadramaout province, Mukalla had been under the control of AQAP for one year until pro-government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition recaptured it in April.
Yemen has been gripped by a devastating conflict that escalated in March last year when the coalition began airstrikes against Houthi forces after it took northern and central parts of the country, including the capital, Sana’a.
The fighting has caused a security vacuum that has allowed groups such as Al-Qaeda and the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group (also known as ISIS or ISIL) to extend their influence and attack security forces.
Last month, IS claimed a wave of suicide bombings aimed at Yemeni troops in Mukalla that killed at least 38 people.
The conflict has killed more than 6,400 people and displaced 2.8 million since March last year.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/q9IWmp
  1. http://goo.gl/ChFoKn
  • http://goo.gl/ljHe1V
  • http://goo.gl/H3zluN
  • http://goo.gl/T1rzib
  • http://goo.gl/8eSAuU

You can also read ...

Saudi-UAE Onslaught on Hodaida Endangers Millions of Civilians
UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has voiced concern...
Immigration Fight Hands Merkel Her Worst Crisis
Chancellor Angela Merkel is at a defining point in her fourth...
Afghan Peace Marchers Arrive in Kabul
Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived in the capital Kabul...
People who have been taken into custody over illegal entry into the US at a facility in Texas on June 17
The UN human rights chief is urging the Trump administration...
Conservative Duque Wins Colombia Presidency
Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election...
31 Killed in Nigeria Blasts
Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in northeastern...

Trending

Googleplus