World Bulletin / News Desk
Yemen's Defense Ministry has said that an ambush targeting senior officials in the central Al-Bayda' province earlier on Thursday had left ten people, including six rebels, dead.
"A terrorist group ambushed the convoy of Al-Bayda' Governor Tahri al-Shedadi and Maj. Gen. Ali Mathni, commander of Yemen's seventh military zone, in the Al-Haikal region, while they were on their way to Al-Bayda' city," the ministry said.
The convoy's guards engaged the attackers, leaving six of the latter dead and a seventh injured. Three soldiers and a tribal chieftain, Abdullah al-Abdali, who had been accompanying the governor, were also killed, the ministry added.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Al-Bayda' has recently seen sporadic fighting between Yemeni security forces and Al-Qaeda-linked rebels. Hundreds have been killed in the violence.
Yemen in general has been dogged by turmoil since revolutionary protests in 2011 forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in power.
In the three years since, Yemeni authorities have struggled to restore law and order to the restive southern Arabian country.Last Mod: 02 Mayıs 2014, 10:05