According to a military officer quoted by the state news agency Saba on Thursday, at least 10 Yemeni troops were killed and several more were hurt in two separate strikes in south Yemen that were likely carried out by Al-Qaeda terrorists.
The official claimed that the assaults were directed at army personnel on duty in the governorates of Abyan and Shabwa.
According to Saba, armed individuals assaulted a convoy using roadside bombs in the Abyan region overnight. Three troops were murdered, and two more dead were found.
Five soldiers were killed early on Wednesday in a second incident that was directed at a military unit at a checkpoint in the southern town of Ateq in the Shabwa province, according to Saba.
Both attacks resulted in multiple injuries. The assaults took place during a protracted ceasefire that stopped all air, sea, and land strikes while permitting imports into seaports under Houthi control and a partial restoration of Sanaa airport. –AN
The cease-fire is the first complete agreement in the conflict, which has claimed thousands of lives and brought Yemen dangerously close to famine.