SANAA, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- At least 20 soldiers were killed and dozens of others injured when suicide car bombings rocked the Yemeni defense ministry in the capital on Thursday morning, officials told Xinhua.
An official of the defense ministry said anonymously that the explosions were caused by suicide car bombings that damaged part of the wall of the ministry in downtown Yemen.
At least 20 solders were killed by the blast following exchange of gunfire with attackers, he added.
Military commander shot dead in southeastern Yemen
ADEN, Yemen, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Unidentified gunmen on Sunday shot dead a senior military officer in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout and wounded two of his bodyguards, a provincial police officer told Xinhua.
"Unknown gunmen fired at Army Commander of the 37th Armored Division, Ahmed al-Marfdy, killing him instantly at the scene in al-Qatn town in Hadramout province," the police officer said on condition of anonymity. Full story
Thousands rally in southern Yemen to call for secession
ADEN, Yemen, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of pro-secession protesters took to the streets of Aden, southern Yemen on Saturday to mark the 46th anniversary of independence from British occupation and demand autonomy from the north.
The separatist demonstrators across the southern areas gathered in Aden's central Parade Square, waving flags of the former South Yemen and carrying banners with pro-independence slogans. Full story