Attackers on a motorbike shot dead two Yemeni policemen in the southern separatist bastion of Daleh overnight, a security official said Tuesday, just weeks after a truce was agreed.

The two attackers, one riding pillion, fled after gunning down the officers guarding the southern town’s police station, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

A third policeman was wounded in the shooting, which came less than three weeks after a March 13 prisoner exchange between southern separatists and the army was supposed to turn the page on months of deadly violence in and around the town. […]