40 soldiers killed in Yemen suicide bombings

Sep 20, 2013, 13:58 IST | IANS

Three suicide car bombings hit a key military site in Yemen's southeastern Shabwa province early Friday, leaving at least 40 soldiers dead and dozens of others injured, Xinhua quoted a government official as saying

The three explosives-rigged cars went off at the Azzan area of the province, the official said on condition of anonymity.

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One of the bombings claimed the lives of 30 soldiers and wounded 20 others, the official said.

Two more car bombs went off at the police headquarters, killing up to 10 soldiers and wounding several others, he added.

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