Al-Qaida car bombers attack Yemeni military base, killing 6
Yemenis look on as smoke rises from the site of a suicide car bombing at the defence ministry in Sanaa - AFP/Mohammed Huwais

SANAA: Saudi-backed Yemeni officials say two al-Qaida suicide car bombers attacked a military base, killing at least six soldiers and wounding 30 others in the eastern valley of Sir in Yemen’s largest province, Hadramawt.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to brief reporters, said the Friday blast severely damaged several buildings at the government-controlled base.

Meanwhile, ground fighting between the Shiite Houthi rebels and government-allied militias in Yemen’s third largest city of Taiz rages on, killing at least 19 and wounding 28 from both sides, rebel and militia fighters and medical officials said.


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