Four fighters from Houthi-led militia die in bombing, army officer shot in Yemen

January 4, 2015 18:02

ADEN, Yemen - A senior army officer was shot dead in southeastern Yemen and four fighters from a Houthi-led militia that controls much of Yemen died in a bomb attack on a guest house south of the capital Sanaa on Sunday, state media reported.

Yemen has been in turmoil since 2011 when an uprising toppled long-time president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. The new government has been struggling against violence from al Qaeda and the rise of Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters, who seized Sanaa in September.

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