7soldiers killed,8 injured in al-Qaeda attack on checkpoint in Shabwa

خريطة رضوم بمحافظة شبوة

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.


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