Al-Qaeda attack at gas export terminal in Yemen kills 5 soldiers
ADEN (AFP) - An attack by "Al-Qaeda elements" at a gas export terminal in Yemen killed five soldiers on Sunday, a military source said, as Washington kept its embassy in Sanaa closed.
"The attackers arrived in a car at the army checkpoint near the Balhaf terminal. They opened fire with automatic weapons, killing five soldiers before fleeing," the source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
A sixth soldier has disappeared after the attack and is "considered missing in action", the source said.
The soldiers belonged to an army unit responsible for security at the Balhaf terminal in Yemen's Shabwa province, part of which is run by French company Total.