Sanaa, Mar 29 (AP) A Yemeni official says a suspected al-Qaida attack on a checkpoint in the southeast has killed nine soldiers and wounded four others. Also Read - Amazon Delivery Man Arrested For Duping Customer Customer in South Delhi, Probe Ordered

Hisham al-Jabri, a military spokesman, said yesterday’s attack in the Hadramawt province targeted an elite unit set up by the United Arab Emirates, which is part of a Saudi-led coalition battling the country’s Houthi rebels. He says five attackers were killed. Also Read - Getting Good Sleep Can Save You From COVID-19, Here's How

The Saudi-led coalition has been at war with the Iran-allied rebels for more than three years in a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people and devastated the Arab world’s poorest country. Also Read - IPL 2020: Shikhar Dhawan is Not The First India Player to Hit Two Consecutive T20 Centuries

Al-Qaida and a local Islamic State affiliate have exploited the chaos to expand their reach. (AP) CPS 03300037

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