Tuesday, 11 September 2012

12 killed and more 15 injured in the suicide bombing at the gate of Yemeni cabinet

By Nasser Arrabyee/11/09/2012

A total of 12 people including 7 soldiers were killed and more than 15 injured when a car bomb exploded in  the convoy of the defense minister at the gate of the cabinet, said the minister of interior on Tuesday.

The minister of defense Mohammed Nasser Ahmed survived the assassination attempt.

The minister of defense was almost the first to come out from the weekly meeting of the cabinet and the  car bomb, driven by suicide bomber, was waiting outside and when the minister's convoy (three cars) got out it exploded.

The bombing destroyed the last car of the convoy killing all the seven bodyguards inside and five people at least of the passers-by were also killed. More than 15 people were injured and three buildings were heavily damaged  in the site.  In addition to the car bomb, three cars were destroyed including the car of the bodyguards. 

Such a terrorist attack came only one day after the second man of Al Qaeda in Yemen was killed. 

Al Qaeda second man survived in the first drone attack and killed in the second 

The second man of the Al Qaeda in the Arabia. peninsular ( AQAP), Saeed Ali Al Shihri, was killed along  with six other terrorists by a US drone attack in the eastern province of Hudhrmout, said the state-run media on Monday.

The other six terrorists killed in the operation were leading members of Al Qaeda  but were not identified by the official statement.

According to local sources, Al Shihir, 40, Saudi national, was killed in the second drone attack after he escaped with three other injured operatives. The drone killed him with the three injured in a remote area in Wadi Hudhrmout.

Al Shihri and a group of eight terrorists  were at the village of Al Hashem in Wadi Al Ain between Mukalla and Sayoun when the drone attacked them killing four of them and injuring three others. 

Al Shihri, who returned from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia in 2007 before he joined  Al Qaeda in Yemen, took the three injured in Hilux car used usually as mobile hospital and escaped to desert. 

The US drone followed Al Shihri, alias Abu Sufian Al Auzdi, to kill him with the three injured  in a remote area in the valley of Hudhrmout the sources said. 

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