(WASHINGTON) -- At least 38 Yemeni soldiers were killed and dozens more were wounded after their barracks were attacked Friday morning by militants believed to be linked to al Qaeda.
Three separate barracks were attacked around dawn by militants both on foot and with car bombs.
The U.S. State Department condemned the attacks.
“We continue to support the efforts of the Yemeni government and its brave security forces in combating al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Friday.
“The United States continues to stand by the Yemeni people,” Harf added.
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