By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, May 25, 2012- A senior official in Yemen's southern province of al-Baydha was seriously injured along with three others when an explosive device went off near his passing vehicle.
According to security sources, Abdullah Taleb, the head of General People's Congress Rada'a branch was wounded on Friday when an explosive device went off on his way to his home.
No one claimed responsibility of the attacks.
Meanwhile, at least 12 people were killed on Friday and five others were wounded in two separate attacks in Saada and al-Jawf provinces.
Security sources said that a suicide bomber has plowed his vehicle into a crowd in east Yemen, killing 12 and wounding five.
According to the sources Friday blast killed supporters of Shiite rebels gathering near a school in al-Hazm, the capital of al-Jawf province. He said the attacker was suspected to belong to an al-Qaida-linked group, which views Shiites as renegade Muslims.
In another incident, a security official said an attacker wearing an explosives belt blew himself up near a protest in northern Saada province, killing only himself.
Houthis accused in a statement posted on the internet American Ambassador to Yemen of being behind the attacks.