SHABWAH -Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday attacked and burned an oil tanker in Shabwah province in southern Yemen.
The gunmen opened fire on the oil tanker while it was on its way to Ayad area in Marib province carrying quantities of crude oil, according to sources.
The sources added that the gunmen fled after shooting the tanker amid the cover of Islah Party militias controlling the province.
On Monday night, unknown militants have blown up a pipeline transporting crude from Ayadh fields in Jardan district north of Shabwah to Nushima oil port in Radhoum district east of the province was blown up in the upper junction, 22 kilometers south of Ataq, a local source told Sputnik News Agency.
Crude pipelines in the oil-rich Shabwah province have been subjected to repeated sabotage.
On June 24, unknown gunmen blew up a pipeline linking the fourth sector in Ayad fields with the port of Nushima, in Kilo 108 area in al-Rawdha district, in the east of Shabwah.
This was preceded by a similar sabotage on the 11th of the same month, in the junction of the city of Radhoum, where a pipe transporting crude from the sector S2 in Al-Aqla to Ayadh was attacked