Suicide bomber wounds two Yemeni soldiers

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A suicide car bomber attacked a security intelligence post in southeastern Yemen on Saturday, wounding two military guards, an official said, accusing al-Qaeda of responsibility.

The bombing came hours after gunmen shot dead an army officer as he came out of a grocery shop in Aden, capital of southern Yemen, which has seen a spike in attacks on security forces.

In Saturday’s attack, the car exploded at the entrance of the post in a residential neighborhood of Mukalla, the provincial capital of Hadramawt, causing damage to it and other buildings, said a security official.

Guards had opened fire on the car driven by an “al-Qaeda suicide bomber” as it approached the entrance, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The Yemeni army launched an offensive on Tuesday against hideouts of al-Qaeda, mainly in the south where the militants are strongly rooted.

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