Al Qaeda accused of killing Investigation officer of US embassy, and beheading three soldiers
By Nasser Arrabyee,11/10/2012
A senior Yemeni officer working in the US embassy in Sanaa was killed early morning Thursday by gunmen, security sources and eyewitnesses said.
The eye witnesses said that two gunmen riding a motorcycle believed to be Al Qaeda operatives shot Mr Kasem Aklan dead and escaped ran away. Mr Aklan was in the western ring road in Sanaa when the gunmen killed him.
Mr Aklan has been working in the US embassy for about 20 years and he was about to have an American citizenship. Aklan was working an investigative officer. He was participating in the investigations of the incident of storming the US embassy last September. He was also the coordinator between the US embassy and the Yemeni government.
The sources said that Al Qaeda operatives kidnapped the three soldiers on Wednesday from the same check point and returned them early morning Thursday after cutting their heads.
This operation came only two days after Al Qaeda beheaded three men and threw their bodies in three different streets of the city of Mareb. Al Qaeda said the three men were spying for Yemeni intelligence and posing as Jihadists with Al Qaeda. All the three slain men were Yemenis.