By Shukri Hussein
Six Yemeni soldiers were killed and another 20 injured Saturday by a suicide bomber that targeted a checkpoint in southern Abyan province, according to a local source.
“A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in Al-Wadea District,” a local source anonymously told Anadolu Agency due to security concerns.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Yemeni government has yet to issue an official statement regarding the bombing.
Since Al-Qaeda lost Abyan to government forces last August, the group has continued to carry out sporadic attacks on security personnel deployed in the area.