Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Two Soldiers Killed in Suspected Al-Qaeda Attack in Hadhramout Province

By Fatik Al-Rodaini
Sana'a, May 17, 2011- At least three people were killed, including two soldiers and another wounded in Yemen's southern province of Hadhramout.
Private sources said that suspected Al-Qaeda militants attacked a governmental patrol vehicle at a checkpoint belonging to the Central Security Unit in Mukala, killing two soldiers and a civilian and wounding another.
Two days ago, at least one soldier was killed and several others were injured in an attack believed to be conducted by suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen's southern province of Abyan.
Sources said that the attacked took place in the city of Zenjibar at the entrance of a public market, killing one soldier and wounding others.
On the other hand, suspected Al-Qaeda militants abducted an officer in the city of Lawder. The officer who is employed at the intelligence apparatus was kidnapped by an armed group in the city.
Meanwhile, a senior in Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula promised to revenge for Osama bin Laden's death, who was killed in a raid by American forces in Pakistan two weeks ago.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, AQAP, has increased its attacks against Yemen's forces since the rise of protests demanding President Saleh to step down.

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