Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed credit for three attacks targeting both the Yemeni military and the Shiite Houthi rebels that took place between Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. These latest three attacks took place in Shabwa and Sana’a provinces.

On Sept. 30, locals in Shabwa province’s southern Azzan region, about 70 kilometers from the coast, reported that an improvised explosive device (IED) had injured four Yemeni soldiers. Eyewitnesses said the four soldiers were taken to a local hospital for treatment and noted that two of the injured soldiers were “in serious condition.” Local media reports indicated that this attack was likely carried out by AQAP.

The following day, AQAP released a statement taking credit for the IED attack in Shabwa, and claimed that two soldiers had been killed and three others wounded. The statement added that AQAP had planted an IED near a Yemeni military gathering point in Azzan and detonated the explosive as a group of Yemeni soldiers passed by its location at 1 p.m. […]