Suicide attack kills at least 11 at Yemen military checkpoint: officials

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 30, 2018 2:05 AM

ADEN (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack on a checkpoint in southeastern Yemen run by local forces backed by the United Arab Emirates, officials and residents said.

Residents said gunmen opened fire on the checkpoint after a suicide bomber drove his booby-trapped car into the checkpoint northeast of Ataq, the capital of the province of Shabwa. They said at least 12 people were killed.

(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf; Writing Sami Aboudi; Editing by Paul Tait)