Three dead in Ansar al-Sharia attack in Ja’ar
First-Sergeant Ahmed Salem told the Yemen Time that “the armed men were on motorcycles. They started shooting at the soldiers and the people’s committee’s fighters, civilian fighters who back the military, at eleven o’clock. The attack caused the deaths of three soldiers; one more was wounded.”
Salem pointed out that the soldiers attempted unsuccessfully to track the assailants. He added that only a few soldiers and people’s committees’ members were in the complex.
The Ministry of Defence website reported that one of the killed soldiers was a security officer in Ja’ar, adding that the ministry is sending armed men to arrest and prosecute the militants.
Ansar Al-Sharia affiliates have resorted to launching surprise attacks on government facilities and security forces throughout Yemen after being defeated in Abyan governorate a month ago.