Yemen: Al-Qaeda attack kills five soldiers
AN attack by “al-Qaeda elements” at a gas terminal in Yemen has killed five soldiers, a military source says, as Washington kept its embassy in Sanaa closed.
“The attackers arrived in a car at the army checkpoint near the Balhaf terminal. They opened fire with automatic weapons, killing five soldiers before fleeing,” the source told AFP on Sunday condition of anonymity.
The soldiers belonged to an army unit responsible for security at the Balhaf terminal in Yemen’s Shabwa province, part of which is run by French company Total.