Two military commanders were killed in a battle with terrorists in southern Yemen
SANA, (PNB NEWS). At least a dozen people were killed in a shootout at a militia camp in southern Yemen after the arrest of a group of suspected al-Qaida members.
Officials said two military commanders were among the 12 killed in clashes with insurgents.
The violence occurred late Friday at the HQ of the so-called Security zone unit in Dhale province report further said.
Col. Waleed al-Dhami, deputy commander of the Security unit, and Col. Mohamed al-Shoubagi, commander of the government’s Dhale counterterrorism unit, were killed.
Security officials said the exchange of fire, which lasted about an hour, began when soldiers asked the militants to surrender.
Reports said eight terrorists and four members of the security forces, including two commanders, were killed in the fighting.
Officials further added that several other wounded soldiers were picked to healthcare institutions.