Wednesday, February 15, 2012

One killed, six hurt in Yemen car bomb attack

Explosive-laden vehicle goes off at check point on Sana'a-Mareb highway injuring policemen

By Saeed Al Batati

February 15, 2012

Sana’a: An explosive-laden car, carrying a man exploded Wednesday at a check point on the Sana’a–Mareb highway,, the official website of the country’s former ruling party, reported.

The suicide bomber was instantly killed and six policemen were injured in the attack. One of the policemen was reportedly in critical condition.

The website said that the attack bore the hallmarks of Al Qaida off-shoot in Yemen which is accused of such attacks on security officers.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh has ordered the removal of his portraits from all government and private facilities, Saba news agency reported .

Saleh is currently is New York receiving treatment for serious injuries he sustained during an attack on his presidential compound on June 3 last year.

The government agency said that Saleh had given his orders to replace his pictures with the picture of his deputy Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who is due to be officially announced as president of the troubled nation.

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