Saturday, July 13, 2013

Yemeni jihadists ambush army vehicle, kill 2 and wound 3 soldiers

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says gunmen have killed two soldiers and wounded three in an ambush in a province where the military is battling al-Qaida.

The official says the soldiers were attacked Saturday while traveling in a military vehicle in Marib province, east of the capital Sanaa. The official spoke on condition of anonymity according to regulations.

The army has gone after militants in Marib who are believed to be behind attacks on power lines that feed electricity to Sanaa.

Ramadan death toll is now at 190.