Three soldiers killed in suicide bombing in southeast Yemen
[Yemen Post] A massive car booming blew up on Tuesday at a checkpoint in the southeastern province of al-Byatha, killing at least three soldiers and wounding 8 others.
A jacket wallah believed to be linked to Ansar al-Sharia
...a Yemeni Islamist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends...
, an al-Qaeda offshoot in Yemen, drove his car, which was laden with explosives, to a military checkpoint in the central Bytha city, some 170km southeast the Yemeni capital of Sana'a, a security source told Yemen Post on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press.
The attack left at least 3 soldiers and the bomber killed , and 8 others maimed, said the security source.
The security source blamed AQAP for the attack, arguing it's the only network that targets army and security troops in the country.
AQAP has not grabbed credit for the attack so far.
The attack comes two days after the Air Force launched
Arclight airstrikes on the hard boyz whereabouts, leaving at least 45 killed and dozens others maimed.
Al-Bytha was taken over by the bully boy group early this year, but it has pulled out its militias when the government stroke a deal with them, releasing hundreds of their prisoners at security jails.
Al-Qaeda stepped up its attacks on the military posts and personnel in south Yemen, probably taking an advantage of the current security situation.
Last week, the transnational terror network surprisingly stormed a military post in the southern war-torn province of Abyan, killing at least 200 soldiers, wounding dozens others, and seizing a huge amount of weapons.
The newly-elected Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi vowed to eradicate the AQAP from the southern provinces of the country.
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