Gunmen raked a military bus with gunfire in Yemen's capital Sanaa moments before it was hit by a bomb, leaving two soldiers dead and 12 wounded, witnesses and an official said.
The attack is the latest in a series of bombs and shootings targeting military personnel in Yemen, which is struggling to achieve a political transition that aims to turn the republic into a federation.
The attack on the bus comes a day after rockets and explosions shook the capital, including one near the French embassy.
A military official said the explosion targeted a bus transporting soldiers and officers in the capital's southern neighbourhood of Dar Salam.
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Fourteen soldiers were wounded, two of whom later succumbed to their injuries, the official said, adding that the bus had been carrying 18 passengers.
Witnesses said that two gunmen in a car opened fire at the bus moments before the blast.
Attacks on military personnel are usually blamed on Al-Qaeda, whose Yemen branch is one of the most active affiliates of the global jihadist network.