Three suicide car bombings hit a key military site in Yemen\’s southeastern province of Shabwa early Friday, leaving at least 40 soldiers dead and dozens injured.
One of the bombs ripped through a key site manned by the armed forces in Azzan area, killing 30 soldiers and wounding 20 others at the scene, the government source said.
Two more car bombs went off at the police headquarters in the same area, killing up to 10 soldiers and wounding several others, he said. Officials believe al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula may be responsible for the attacks.
Yemeni authorities are leading a struggle against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which is seen by Western powers as one of the most dangerous branches of the terrorist group.