Intelligence sources and witnesses say the terrorists attacked the building from two sides Saturday, firing rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons. At least seven soldiers were wounded.
The attackers managed to escape.
Al-Qaida's Yemen-based network — al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula — remains active in southern Yemen. Terrorists have been carrying out a series of suicide bombings and assassinations on Yemeni officials.
The network is also suspected of trying to pull off attacks on U.S. interests, including a failed plot in 2010 to blow up U.S.-bound cargo planes with explosives hidden in printer ink cartridges. VoA.