By Nasser Arrabyee, 17/08/2010
Three security officials were killed and the fourth was injured in southern Yemen by Al Qaeda suspects in less than a week.
The Yemeni Ministry of Interior said Tuesday security forces are hunting for three men accused of killing Sultan Abdul Kareem Al Sharabi, 36, who was in charge for the security operations in Al Mahfad district, Abyan province.
The three men were identified by the ministry as Abdullah Mohammed Abdullah, 27, Yaslem Ali Hadi Laksar, 35, and Salem Ali Hadi Laksar, 22.
On Monday August 16th, 2010, masked gunmen believed to Al Qaeda assassinated Kasem Abdul Kareem Al Dhale’e nearby his house in Zinjubar city, the capital of Abyan.
On the same day, the police director in Shakra district in Abyan province also, Mohammed Saeed Al Mawri, was slightly injured in an ambush made by a group of gunmen described by the government as terrorists.
Colonel Ali Abdul Kareem Fadhal Al Ban, the director of intelligence in the district of Tuban in Lahaj province south of Yemen was killed on Friday August 13th, 2010 in an ambush made by gunmen as he walked out from his house in the village of Al Hamra, about 10 km south of Al Huta, the capital of the province.
Al Ban, 40 , who was also in charge of the investigations with Al Qaeda suspects and separatists, survived two assassination attempts earlier this year. A total of 10 men accused of killing Al Ban were arrested on Sunday August 15th, 2010.