Monday, August 15, 2011

Car bomb in Yemen’s Jawf kills one, injures 3

By Fatik Al-Rodaini

Sana'a, August 14, 2011, At least one person was killed and three others were wounded in a suicide blast in Yemen's northern province of Jawf.

The Houthi group said in a statement that a booby-trapped car exploded at the gate of the healthy headquarters in Al-Matema district, killing one and wounding three others.

The Houthi group accused the American Embassy of being behind the attack.

The suicide attack came just two days after signing an agreement between the Islah Party and the Houthi Group ending month-long battles in Jawf province which went out of control of the Saleh regime amid the escalating protests months ago.

A tribal mediation sponsored the agreement that named the province governor who will take charge on August 17 when the Joint Meeting Parties declares the national council.

Sheikh Hussein Al-Thaneen from the Islah Party was picked as the governor and the eight-term agreement called for the withdrawal of all armed groups from their positions and that the province’s status will be similar to Saada’s.

The opposition named Faris Mana’a as governor of Saada months ago when the province, the stronghold of the Houthi Groups which fought the army for years, went out of control of the regime.

The agreement also provided that armed forces of those which joined the popular revolution or from the first armored division will deploy to the province to be in charge of the military camps inside it.

Hundreds were killed and injured in the battles between the Islah Party and the Houthi Group over military camps and control of Jawf.

See also, AQAP and Houthis

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