By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, April 1, 2012- Gunmen believed to be suspected Al-Qaeda militants assaulted on Sunday evening the Central Prison in Yemen's southern port of Aden.
Sources reported that the militants attacked the prison in an attempt to free militants held by Yemeni authorities in the province.
"Fierce fighting between government troops and militants took place," a resident in Aden told Bikyamasr.com.
The incident is considered the second within a week conducted by the terror fighters in Aden.
Earlier this afternoon, armed men attacked a jewelry store, in Al-Sheikh Othman district of Aden wounding at least three people. Attackers ran away empty handed after being resisted by the store's owner and his workers. No one claims its responsibility of the attack.