Car bomb kills eight soldiers in Yemen

The officials say al Qaeda militants were likely behind the attack.

Updated: Jul 24, 2011, 14:04 PM IST

Sanaa: Security officials say a car bomb has killed at least eight army soldiers and wounded scores in Yemen`s coastal city of Aden.
The officials say the blast took place Sunday near the gate of an army camp as a column of vehicles packed with troops and supplies was preparing to leave for the nearby province of Abyan to take part in fighting against al Qaeda-linked militants.

The officials say al Qaeda militants were likely behind the attack.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Bureau Report