2 Yemeni soldiers killed in defusing landmine in south
(SANAA) June 14, 2010 - Two Yemeni soldiers were killed and three others were wounded on Sunday when defusing a landmine near a military camp in Yemen's southern province of al-Dhalee, security officials said.
The two soldiers were killed while they were trying to defuse a landmine planted by unknown men near a gate of the military camp, a provincial security official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
"The two soldiers apparently failed in defusing the mine's detonator. The explosion then left the two dead and injured another three," said the official.
Meanwhile, the official Saba news agency reported on Sunday that the security apparatus achieved a great success in pursuing members of al-Qaida's group and managed to demolish dozens of them.
The agency quoted an official of Interior Ministry as saying that "Yemen has strong determination to eliminate such (al-Qaida's epidemic), trace its elements and pursue them wherever they were."
According to the report, the ministry also urged the security units stationed in the flashpoint Marib province to practice constant vigilance and readiness, where the main strategic resources, oil, gas and electricity facilities are located.