A bus drives on a main road in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadramawt, a stronghold of Al-Qaeda, on May 9, 2011
A bus drives on a main road in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadramawt, a stronghold of Al-Qaeda, on May 9, 2011 © - AFP/File
A bus drives on a main road in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadramawt, a stronghold of Al-Qaeda, on May 9, 2011
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Last updated: December 19, 2014

Three soldiers killed in Al-Qaeda bomb attack in Yemen

A suspected Al-Qaeda bomb attack killed three Yemeni soldiers and wounded five others Friday, a military source said, the second attack in days on security forces in Yemen's southeastern Hadramawt province.

An explosive device planted in the town of Seyun was detonated remotely as a vehicle carrying army personnel passed by, the source said.

Three soldiers were killed on Wednesday in a similar bombing west of Seyun.

Security forces are often the target of deadly attacks, which are usually blamed on Al-Qaeda militants, who are active in the violence-wracked country.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is considered by Washington as the jihadist network's most dangerous affiliate.

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