Al-Qaeda Claims Deadly Car Bombs at Yemen Army Base
Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for twin suicide car bomb attacks Tuesday that killed seven soldiers in Yemen, as fresh violence shook the increasingly unstable country where rival militias are battling for control. The attacks targeted an army headquarters in Yemen’s southeast, a stronghold of Al-Qaeda where two hostages -- an American photojournalist and a South African teacher -- were killed by the militants during a failed rescue attempt on Saturday.Yemen has been wracked by months of growing violence after a powerful Shiite militia seized control of the capital. Military sources said Tuesday’s attacks saw two explosive-laden vehicles detonated at the base in the town of Seiyun in Hadramawt province. “Seven soldiers were killed and eight others wounded,” one source said, adding that the blasts came shortly after the arrival of a convoy carrying a general, who was unharmed.