Al-Qaida militants stormed a police station in Yemen’s Red Sea province of al-Hodeidah on Saturday, killing at least 10 policemen and seized the district linking the Red Sea port to the central province of Ibb, security sources said.
A group of al-Qaida militants attacked the police station in Jabal Ras district Saturday evening and then seized control of the area, about 226 km east of the capital Sana’a, they said.
On the same day, al-Qaida militants raided a checkpoint run by Shiite Houthi fighters in Radda city in the central province of al- Baida, killing five Houthis, a tribal source told source.
Security situation deteriorated in the Arab country since the Shiite Houthi group overran Sanaa after deadly conflicts in Sept.. Taking advantage of the security vacuum, the militants, known locally as Ansar al-Sharia, have been lately launching attacks against the government’s security and military forces.