Al-Qaeda militants killed 10 Yemeni soldiers in three simultaneous attacks Thursday on army positions in the central province of Bayda, a military official said.

Eight extremists were also killed in the assaults, which prompted further clashes with the army, a local official said.

“Al-Qaeda assailants carried out simultaneous attacks against three military positions in Rada” in Bayda, an extremist stronghold, the official told AFP. […]