Saturday, 14 May 2011

Al Qaeda kills 12 Yemeni soldiers in 24 hours

By Nasser Arrabyee/14/05/2011

A total of six soldiers were killed and seven others injured when Al Qaeda suspects attacked a check point in Rada’a, east of Yemen, security official said Saturday.

“A group of about 20 gunmen in two pick up cars attacked the check point of Lamsan in Rada’a, Al Baidha province at 4: 00 am Saturday killing 6 and injuring seven others ,” said the security director of Rada’a, Amer Al Shaiberi.

The gunmen used machine guns and hand grenades, in the operation before they escaped unharmed, said the official.

On Friday May, 13th, 2011, a total of six soldiers were also killed and several others injured when Al Qaeda suspects ambushed a military a vehicle in the area of Serwah, in Marib province where some of Al Qaeda leaders are believed to be hiding.

These two attacks came after senior Al Qaeda operatives including the top leader Nasser Al Wahayshi vowed to take revenge for their leader Osama Bin Laden who was killed earlier this month by American forces in Pakistan.

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