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Car bombs target pro-government militia in Yemen, 10 dead

10 fighters from a pro-government militia have been killed when suspected al-Qaida militants targeted their convoy

Published: 08th August 2016 06:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2016 06:10 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SANAA: Yemeni security officials say at least 10 fighters from a pro-government militia have been killed when suspected al-Qaida militants targeted their convoy with two car bombs. The officials say the attack took place late yesterday in the Yafea area in Lahj province, where Yemen's al-Qaida branch controls several areas, including a large base in which it has stockpiled heavy weapons looted from army depots elsewhere.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Al-Qaida has taken advantage of Yemen's civil war to gain a foothold in several southern Yemeni areas.

The war pits troops and militiamen loyal to the internationally recognized government, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, against Shiite Houthi rebels and a former president's loyalists.



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