Two soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed Sunday in attempted car bomb attacks on army posts and subsequent clashes in the southern province of Abyan, a military official said, according to Agence France-Presse.

Dozens of suspected al-Qaeda militants took part in simultaneous attacks on three army posts in the Mahfad area of Abyan, the official said.

Two car bombs exploded before reaching their targets, while a third went off at the gate of a base, he said. […]