Three Yemeni soldiers were killed yesterday when a mine they had “dismantled” and taken away in their vehicle blew up as they stopped in a marketplace, a security official said.
Seven other people including three civilians were wounded in the blast in Huta, capital of the southern province of Lahj, a bastion of Al Qaeda militants, according to the official.
The soldiers had “dismantled” the mine planted by suspected jihadists on a road on the edge of Huta and placed it in the back of their vehicle, he said, declining to be named. The device exploded when they stopped
at a market in the city, he added.
Forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi are at war on two fronts, against both militants and Shia Houthi rebels who control swathes of northern and central Yemen.
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