Thursday, 14 October 2010

Security official killed in restive town

By Nasser Arrabyee/14/10/2010
A security official was killed in the town of Mudia of the southern province of Abyan, officials and local sources said Thursday.

Major Abdullah Mohammed Al Baham, was killed, and two of his bodyguards were injured, when gunmen opened fire on him in the middle of Mudia town, the sources said.

The director of Mudia district, Mohammed Al Nakhe said Al Qaeda militants were behind the killing of Al Baham. The official also said that security forces are surrounding the place where the attackers are hiding.

However, local sources said major Al Baham was killed while on his way for dispersing demonstration organized by the separatist southern movement in Mudia.

The southern provinces of Lahj, Al Dhale’e and Abyan witnessed angry demonstrations by the separation movement . Carrying flags of former state of the south, demonstrators called for separation between the south and north which united in 1990.

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