Yemen attacks leave 15 soldiers dead in Hadramawt

Mourners carry the coffin of a soldier, who was killed by al Qaeda militants in the Wadi Hadramout region in northeastern Yemen. (File photo: Reuters)

At least 15 Yemeni soldiers were killed and dozens others injured on Friday, including civilians, when an army barracks was targeted at the western entrance to the historic city of Shibam in Hadramawt.

The main attack was staged at the western entrance to Shibam, which is known as the "Manhattan of the Desert" and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site for its high-rise mud-brick buildings.

Local officials said fierce clashes broke out after militants exploded a roadside bomb targeting an army patrol, while a suicide bomber blew up a car at an army post near a residential area.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49