Suspected al Qaeda militants stormed a remote Yemeni border post with Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two soldiers including the senior border guard officer, sources in Yemen’s eastern province of Hadramawt said.

They said the attackers took over the base near Manwakh, about 440 km (270 miles) northeast of the capital Sanaa.

The attack occurred less than a week after al Qaeda militants attacked the Arabian Sea port of Mukalla. An alliance of Hadramawt tribal fighters advanced into Mukalla two days later to drive out al Qaeda, but residents say the militants remain in control of around half of the town. […]