14 soldiers killed in Yemen car bombing

August 18th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Sana’a, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 14 soldiers were killed Saturday in car bombing attack on a military intelligence compound in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, Xinhua reported.

More than 10 soldiers were wounded when a booby-trapped car blew up in a street in Tawahi district of Aden where a military intelligence headquarters and a local state TV building are located, police said.

The powerful blast was followed by heavy gunfire from unidentified attackers suspected to be Al Qaeda militants.

An official termed it a “well-planned attack”.

The explosion hit the “least-guarded rear gate” of the military complex, he said.

Witnesses said the attackers targeted the military base with three rocket-propelled grenades and later fled in pick-up trucks.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

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