At least 12 militants of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) were killed and 14 others were injured on Tuesday in a car bomb attack on a security convoy in Abyan province, southern Yemen.
This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on pro-STC media reports.
According to the reports, the attack took place in the city of Zinjibar and targeted the convoy of Abdel-Latif al-Sayed, commander of the so-called Security Belt force in the province of Abyan.
The explosion damaged at least four vehicles of al-Sayed’s convoy, according to the security officials.
Meanwhile, Al-Sayed spoke to local media and said he was slightly wounded in what he called a “terrorist attack.” He did not give further details.
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No group has claimed the responsibility of the attack so far.
The attack coincides with the escalation of the bloody conflict between Saudi-led coalition factions in Abyan, as the STC seeks to expand its control over the province in order to end the latest representation of Hadi’s forces and Islah militants.