Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula continued its attacks on Yemeni security forces today, hitting security forces in strikes in the southern provinces of Abyan and Lahj.
In Lahj, four Yemeni solders were killed and six AQAP fighters were wounded, according to Reuters.
In Abyan, eight Yemeni soldiers were wounded when an “armoured vehicle overturned while escaping from an assault by militants in the Um Sarra area at 10:30 am,” The Yemen Post reported. Also in Abyan, a senior security official in the Criminal Investigation Department narrowly escaped an assassination attempt when a bomb was discovered in his car.
Abyan was the scene of two attacks yesterday, when AQAP fighters killed 13 troops. Twelve were killed in an ambush, and another was killed in an IED attack that targeted and wounded the commander of the Army brigade operating in the city of Lauder.
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