#AceWorldNews – ADEN – April 02 – A suicide bomber tried to storm the main gate of the Yemeni army’s southern command headquarters in the port city of Aden on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Militants in a separate vehicle also attacked the compound from another side in the al-Tawahi area of Aden, using rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons, according to witnesses.
At least three soldiers and one of the attackers were killed in the incident, local media reports said.
ABYAN – February 2014 – (DWN) Last month a gun battle in Abyan province left two suspected Al Qaeda militants and a pro-government militiaman dead, after a failed attack on the head of a militia that backs the government.
The militias, who recruit from the area’s heavily armed tribes, fought a fierce war alongside the army in mid-2012. They helped to drive Al Qaeda militants out of the main cities of Abyan, after the extremist network had held them for a year.