A likely AQAP attack against the SBF in Abyan


Wed, 26-05-2021 03:13 PM, Aden

Abyan (south24)

On Tuesday evening, a powerful explosion ripped through the Security Belt Forces (SBF) headquarter in the middle region in Abyan governorate, South Yemen.

According to military sources for "South24", members who are believed to be affiliated with AQAP executed the explosion which targeted pro-STC Security Belt Forces in Takhnah, Abyan. 

"AQAP exploded two rooms occupied by Security Belt Forces in a security checkpoint in the middle region in Abyan governorate", said, Mohammed Alnaqib,the Southern Armed Forces Spokesperson on Twitter.

According to Alnaqib, the building was abandoned for months.

AQAP escalated their attacks against Southern security forces over the past months. Mid-May, AQAP published a film documenting their two bloody attacks executed against two Security Belt checkpoints in March which had led to the death of 9 soldiers and 4 civilians.

- Image: Lawdr city, Abyan, South Yemen (Abullah Abdullah / Google maps)