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Suicide attack kills at least 11 at Yemen military checkpoint

world Updated: Jan 30, 2018 13:13 IST
Reuters
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Southern Yemeni separatist fighters ride on the back of a truck in Aden, Yemen January 29, 2018. (REUTERS)

At least 11 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack on a checkpoint in southeastern Yemen run by local forces backed by the United Arab Emirates, officials and residents said.

Residents said gunmen opened fire on the checkpoint after a suicide bomber drove his booby-trapped car into the checkpoint northeast of Ataq, the capital of the province of Shabwa. They said at least 12 people were killed.

First Published: Jan 30, 2018 13:13 IST