Al Qaeda suspects kill intelligence officer, and injure senior policeman
By Nasser Arrabyee /16/08/2010
Al Qaeda suspects killed an intelligence officer in the city of Zinjubar, the capital of Abyan province , south of Yemen, eyewitness said late Monday.
Kasem Al Dhale’e who worked at the intelligence office in Zinjubar was killed at the gate of his house in the city tonight, by a group of masked gunmen, said the eyewitness who heard the shootout and went immediately to the scene and saw the dead body.
The security officials confirmed the assassination of Kasem Ali Abdul Kareem Al Dhale’e, 50. The security officials said in a statement disseminated by the state-run media that separatists and saboteurs were behind the assassination.
The security officials also said in the statement that the police director in Shakra district in Abyan province , Mohammed Saeed Al Mawri, was survived an assassination attempt .
“Al Mawri was slightly injured in an ambush made by a group of terrorists,” said the statement.
Earlier today, the Ministry of Interior said it had tightened the security measures in seven provinces including Abyan where sabotage and terrorist acts are expected to happen.
The Ministry said in a statement published on its website (http://www.moi.gov.ye/) that the purpose of the measure is to foil any possible terrorist or sabotage acts in the provinces of Hudhrmout, Sayoun, Abyan, Shabwah, Mareb, Al Jawf and Sa’ada.
The Ministry also said that the security forces are continuing the chase of terrorists and saboteurs in those provinces.
The step came one day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh urged the senior security and military officials to raise alertness for maintaining security and stability.