Fighters from Ansar al-Sharia ,the local branch of al-Qaeda in the Arabic Peninsula (AQAP), launched attack on a security checkpoint belonging to forces of the Security Belt in al-Radhum district of Shabwa province southeast Yemen,a local source said on Wednesday .
The source added that 7 soldiers were killed and 8 others wounded while a number of soldiers captured by members of suspected al-Qaeda.
The gunmen used medium and light weapons during their surprise attack on the checkpoint, the source said.
The source pointed out that 2 bodies of soldiers were burnt and all victims of the attack were taken to the hospitals of the region.
According to the source ,one of al-Qaeda militants was killed and others injured, without giving a specific number.