2 Yemeni soldiers killed in ambush

2 Yemeni soldiers killed in ambush

Agency News

Yemen, Jan 20: Two Yemeni soldiers were killed on Monday in an armed ambush that targeted a military convoy in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout, a security official told Xinhua.

The local security said on condition of anonymity that "a convoy of the pro-government forces was ambushed by unknown gunmen while it was passing through Shibam district of Hadramout, leaving two soldiers killed."

He added that the unknown assailants fled the area after conducting their attack that left around eight other soldiers injured.

The targeted convoy included high-ranking military commanders of the first Regional Military Command that's loyal to Yemen's government, he added.

Hours after the ambush, security forces moved to the area to track down the perpetrators, according to the Yemeni official. (UNI-Xinhua)