At least 12 people, including nine soldiers from the UAE-backed forces, were killed when Al-Qaeda terrorists attacked a military post in Yemen's southern Abyan province this morning.
A security source told Anadolu Agency that "12 people, including nine soldiers from the UAE-backed forces, known as Security Belt Forces were killed in an attack by Al-Qaeda militants on a security checkpoint in Ahwar town on the coastal road on Thursday morning."
Requesting anonymity, the source added the terrorists used hand grenades and medium machine guns to attack the post.
A medical source said that three civilians were also killed in the attack.
Military headquarters and security checkpoints in Abyan province are exposed to frequent attacks, usually attributed to Al-Qaeda, which is active in the mountainous areas near the districts of Ahwar and Al-Mahfad, east of Zinjibar city, the provincial capital.