facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

14 troops, 12 militants die in Yemen fight

Oct. 19, 2012 at 9:38 AM   |   Comments

SANAA, Yemen, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Suicide bombers attacked a military base in south Yemen Friday, killing at least 14 soldiers and 12 al-Qaida operatives, military officials said.

Military officials said two of the five suicide bombers who breached the military facility in the southern province of Abyan blew themselves up and the three others were killed during fighting with government forces, The New York Times reported.

Another group of al-Qaida insurgents aided the suicide bombers by firing on the base that houses the 115th Brigade, the military sources said.

The operations commander of the brigade, a colonel and two other officers were among the 14 military personnel killed, the Times said.

Residents said the bodies of seven other al-Qaida attackers were found around the base.

Military officials said other al-Qaida followers fled when confronted by forces in the 115th Brigade.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence
2
Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting Ferguson cop testifies before grand jury about Michael Brown shooting
3
Jon Stewart criticizes NFL for actions against Adrian Peterson Jon Stewart criticizes NFL for actions against Adrian Peterson
4
Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered
5
New F-35 sustainment system undergoing flight testing New F-35 sustainment system undergoing flight testing
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback