Saturday, October 29, 2011

Five Qaeda suspects held in south Yemen after killing

29 October 2011

Aden. Yemeni police arrested five suspects after the killing of a top security agent in a car bombing blamed on Al-Qaeda in the southern city of Aden, a source close to the security services said Saturday, AFP reports.

"The five suspects were arrested shortly after the assassination of Colonel Ali al-Hajji, head of an anti-terrorist unit in Aden, and are being questioned" on their role in the attack, the source said.

He said they were found in a nearby vehicle with a remote control device when the officer was blown up in his car on Friday in Al-Arish district near Aden airport, in an attack which also wounded two of his children.

A police source told AFP that four members of the security forces were wounded in another bomb attack late on Friday on a checkpoint near a police station in Aden.

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