Written By: Yemen Observer Staff
Article Date: Oct 3, 2012 - 8:38:03 PM
Few hours after the Yemeni security authorities arrested two al-Qaeda operatives in a check point in Lahj province, al-Qaeda insurgents attacked the checkpoint and killed two soldiers and wounded three others.
Suspected al-Qaeda militants ambushed a Yemeni army post in the southern province of Lahj before dawn Wednesday, killing two soldiers and wounding three, a security source said.
The attack occurred early Wednesday in the area of Hableen when four gunmen opened fire on an army checkpoint in eastern Lahj province, said the security source.
The death toll is expected to rise because some of those injured were in critical condition.
On Tuesday security forces at al-Habilain check point arrested two al-Qaeda terrorists. The arrested are called Ammar al-Maysari and Ali al-Jahafi.
After arresting the two suspects the security forces stormed their home in Rimi neighborhood in Aden where the forces found huge number of explosives, weapons and valuable documents about al-Qaeda plans for attacking vital government premises and officials in Aden.
On Tuesday, security forces stormed a house in Aden's Mansoura neighborhood to arrest some wanted terrorists, but the armed group started shooting at the security troops, sparking a short gun battle that left four al-Qaeda suspects killed at the scene.
The security authorities also announced on Tuesday of arresting three key al-Qaeda operatives in Aden.
Lahj is located 337 km southwest of the capital city Sanaa, and 30 km east of Aden, Yemen’s international seaport.
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