Bomb blast kills 3 soldiers in Yemeni capital

A roadside bomb in Yemen's capital Sanaa killed three soldiers and injured two others during a security patrol early on Saturday, a security official said.

Bomb blast kills 3 soldiers in Yemeni capital

World Bulletin/News Desk

A roadside bomb in Yemen's capital Sanaa killed three soldiers and injured two others during a security patrol early on Saturday, a security official said.

The official said the blast targeted a car in Sanaa's al-Hasaba district, a centre of opposition to former Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh who was ousted early last year.

The official, who requested anonymity, said it was unknown who carried out the attack.

Yemen, which borders top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and sits along the Red Sea crude shipment route, is the poorest Arab state with a third of the population living on less than $2 a day.

The country is navigating an uncertain political transition after Arab Spring protests brought down Saleh in early 2012, leading to the creation of a two-year interim government.

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