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Two soldiers killed in ambush in south Yemen

English.news.cn   2013-01-11 20:17:40            

ADEN, Yemen, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Two army soldiers were killed in a secessionist ambush in Yemen's southern province of al-Dhalea on Friday, a police officer told Xinhua.

A military convoy was attacked by pro-secession gunmen with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades in al-Dhalea province, leaving at least two soldiers killed, the local police officer said on condition of anonymity.

"About two soldiers of the 33rd Armored Brigade were killed in a well-planned ambush by secessionist attackers," the police source said.

North and South Yemen unified peacefully in 1990, but their relationship deteriorated in 1994. Calls for separation in the country's southern regions were renewed in 2007, as southerners have complained of being marginalized.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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