3 killed, 10 wounded in car bomb attack in Yemen's Aden

12:20, June 25, 2011      

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A car with booby-trap attacked the army troops in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Friday, killing at least three soldiers and injuring 10 others, the country's Defense Ministry said.

A suicide bomber driving a car attacked the army troops stationed in al-Mansoura city and blew himself up, killing three soldiers of the 31st mechanized brigade and wounding 10 others, according to the ministry, which blamed al-Qaida militants for being behind the attack.

The car carried powerful explosives, which also damaged some nearby buildings and turned the suicide bomber into small pieces, the ministry added.

Earlier the day, an officer of the Criminal Police told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that a car with booby trap hit the army troops stationed in al-Mansoura city, causing a huge explosion, which led to heavy clashes between government troops and al-Qaida militants, killing at least three soldiers and a passerby and injuring dozens.

Yemen-based al-Qaida forces have stationed on eastern outskirts of the country's main port city of Aden for at least three days, in an apparent attempt to seize the city, according to local security officials.

Source: Xinhua
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