World Bulletin / News Desk
At least four soldiers from Yemen army have been killed when a check point in Abyan province was targeted by unidentified assailants with firearms.
Military sources say soldiers killed in the latest skirmish were from 111th brigade of Yemeni army.
In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of attacks and assassinations targeting security forces.
Earlier this month ten soldiers were killed when a military base in Abyan was attacked with rockets and bombs and a policeman was killed in southern Hadramawt city.
Officials put the blame on ‘Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’.
Anti-government uprising in Yemen in 2011 gave al-Qaeda a chance to be more active in Abyan province but Yemeni security forces keep fighting against the group in the south of the country in a bid to regain full control.