SAN'A, Yemen – Gunmen on motorcycles attacked a military patrol in Yemen's restive south on Wednesday, killing four soldiers and wounding one, a security official said.
The official said an early investigation indicated the attackers were members of Al-Qaida, which lately appears to have stepped up high-profile attacks in the south of this impoverished country. He did not provide details.
The attack occurred in the Abyan provincial capital of Zinjibar and brought to 53 the number of soldiers killed by Al-Qaida since May, the official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.