Fresh Explosion at Yemen Army Base Kills Three Troops
[Yemen Post] An kaboom rocked on Monday a military base in south Yemen killing three soldiers and leaving another three at death's door, the Yemeni official news agency Saba reported.
Saba quoted a security source in the port city of Aden as saying the kaboom occurred inside the engineer armament base which is located in the Dar Sad district.
"A technical problem was behind igniting and exploding mortars which were gathered from Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an
Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
province and stored inside a small room in the base," the official was quoted as saying.
The Yemeni army launched a US-backed offensive and drove Al-Qaeda faceless myrmidons out of their strongholds in Abyan and Shabwa earlier this year.
Other soldiers were slightly maimed in the kaboom, which comes amid an effort by the power-sharing government to sort out Yemen's weapons and troops within the restructuring of the national forces.
The authorities rushed to the site and brought under control the fire which led to the kaboom and an investigation has already been launched, the source continued.
Few days ago, mortar kabooms rocked the first armored division in downtown the capital Sanaa that official reports said were blamed on mistakes while troops were on training.
The division of the Yemeni army continues since early last year when key military units defected to the popular uprising that ousted the former president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
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