6 Yemeni soldiers killed in Abyan attack

SANAA – Six Yemeni soldiers were killed on Sunday in an attack by suspected Al-Qaeda militants in the southern province of Abyan, a security source has said.

"Militants had ambushed a military patrol on a road linking Abyan with the southern province of Shabwah, killing six soldiers," the source told Anadolu Agency requesting anonymity.

The source said the militants had fled the scene immediately after the attack.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack. Yemeni authorities are yet to comment on the issue.

Yemen has been dogged by turmoil since the ouster of autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2012 after 33 years in power.

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