Five soldiers were killed on Tuesday in a terrorist attack at their military checkpoint in Yemen’s southeastern province of Hadramout, a provincial police source said.

The armed attack took place at dawn when suspected al-Qaida gunmen attacked the army outpost at the village of Borrom in the western part of Mukalla, the provincial capital of Hadramout, the local source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The assailants indiscriminately fired rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) at the soldiers who were manning the Borrom key checkpoint, the source said. […]