Bomb targets army patrol in Yemen's Hadhramaut

An explosive charge exploded as the patrol was passing in Qatn district, a local resident told The Anadolu Agency.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast.

Yemen has been dogged by turmoil since pro-democracy protests forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in 2012 after 33 years in power.

In recent months, scores of security personnel have been killed in attacks in the country's south, which officials have blamed on Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Politically fractious Yemen has recently appeared on the verge of civil war, as militants affiliated with the powerful Shiite Houthi group have sought to expand their control beyond capital Sanaa, which they took control of in September.

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