A soldier was killed and another injured on Sunday night in a bomb attack on a military patrol in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa, local sources said, hours after a soldier was killed in an armed ambush while being rescued from Abyan province to Shabwa.
The sources said that a military patrol of the internationally recognized pro-government security forces was targeted with explosion IED in the center of Ataq, killing the soldier Nasser al-Harithy and injuring soldier Abdulrahman al-Harithy
This comes hours after the killing of a wounded soldier while being transported aboard an ambulance belonging to the Yemeni "legitimate" government forces from the southern province of Abyan to the province of Shabwa.
A medical source said that a military vehicle belonging to the 115th Infantry Brigade loyal to the Yemeni government was involved in a traffic accident in Al-Arqoub area in Abyan province on Sunday noon, which led to the death of the driver and the injury of five soldiers.
The source added that it was decided to transfer the wounded to Shabwa governorate for treatment, but that the ambulance was ambushed by gunmen believed to be members of the Southern Transitional Council in al-Mahfad district in Abyan governorate, which resulted in the death of one of the wounded, while the rest of the wounded arrived at the center of Shabwa governorate.
The Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces control parts of Abyan and Shabwa, after taking control of the entire province of Aden, the interim capital of the country on August 10 following violence clashes with government forces, which lasted for four days, leaving 40 dead and 260 injured, according to a statement of the United Nations.