Friday, May 25, 2012

Four people wounded in Yemen's al-Baydha

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.

Car bomb blast kills 12 in northern Yemen

A suicide bomber driving an explosive-laden car killed at least 12 people and injured many more
By Saeed Al Batati, Correspondent
May 25, 2012
Sana'a: A suicide bomber driving an explosive-laden car killed at least 12 people and injured many more on Friday in Shia-held province of Jawaf, northern Yemen, hours after another suicide bomber failed to reach a Shiite protest in the same province, ministry of defense said.
The news website of the ministry reported that a woman and child were among the dead as the suicide bomber targeted a rally of Shiite rebels in the province bomber.
Earlier on Friday, a man wearing IED belt killed himself after failing to detonate himself inside the same protest, Huthi a rebels who control many province in the north of the country said.
In statement, the rebels said that a brainwashed suicide bomber sent by the US and Israel blew himself up in protest in order to stop them protesting against the "policies of injustice and tyranny."
The rebels protests was part of nation-wide protests that forced the former Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh to leave office in November last year.