( AP ) - A bombing at a military checkpoint Wednesday in central Yemen killed three soldiers and wounded four, a Yemeni security official said.
Preliminary police reports said the bomb was detonated by a remote control, according to the official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.
The checkpoint in Marib province, about 100 miles east of the capital San'a, is meant to guard foreign tourists. It is close to the scene of a July suicide attack on a Spanish tour group's convoy at an ancient temple.
Al-Qaida has an active presence in Yemen, the ancestral home of Osama bin Laden, despite government efforts to fight the terror network.