Last updated: 19 December, 2014

Three soldiers killed in Al-Qaeda bomb attack in Yemen

A suspected Al-Qaeda bomb attack killed three Yemeni soldiers and wounded five others Friday, a military source said, the second attack in days on security forces in Yemen’s southeastern Hadramawt province.

An explosive device planted in the town of Seyun was detonated remotely as a vehicle carrying army personnel passed by, the source said.

Three soldiers were killed on Wednesday in a similar bombing west of Seyun.

Security forces are often the target of deadly attacks, which are usually blamed on Al-Qaeda militants, who are active in the violence-wracked country.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is considered by Washington as the jihadist network’s most dangerous affiliate.