Suicide bomber kills 3 soldiers in Yemen's south

September 3, 2011 22:38

DUBAI - A suicide bomber drove into a checkpoint on Saturday, killing three soldiers in southern Yemen, where the army is fighting militants suspected of links to al Qaeda.

An official said the suicide bomber drove up to the checkpoint on the road between the city of Aden and Abyan province, where the army is battling Islamist militants.

The suicide bomber was also killed in the blast, the official said, adding that the death toll was likely to rise. The number of people injured was not known.

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