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Number of victims of terrorist attacks in Yemen rises to 56

September 20, 2013, 14:56 UTC+3
No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet
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AL KUWAIT, September 20. (Itar-Tass). - Terrorist attacks in Yemen on Friday killed 56 soldiers and security officers, according to Al Jazeera.

Bombs exploded at several checkpoints and one military garrison in the south-eastern province of Shabwa.

Thus, in the attack on the garrison located near the administrative center of Shabwa - Ataq, 38 soldiers were killed. No information was reported on the number of people affected. It was also reported the theft of three military vehicles.

According to media reports, the terrorists had a shooting with the military guards, and then blew up a car bomb.

Another car blew up near En-Nusheyma military checkpoint, 10 soldiers of the Yemen army were killed.

In another area of ​​this province of Yemen - Meyfaa - eight police officers were killed.

No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet. However, authorities believe that behind the attack stand militants of one of the Al-Qaeda divisions known as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). This arm of the group is based in the south and east of Yemen

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