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Gunmen kill U.S. embassy security chief in Yemen

Posted By yihan On October 11, 2012 @ 9:01 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Mohammed Ghobari
Reuters [1]
October 11, 2012

Masked gunmen shot dead a Yemeni security chief on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Thursday, in an attack a Yemeni security source said appeared to be the work of al Qaeda.

The incident was the latest of a wave of attacks on officials in the impoverished Arab state, which is battling Islamist militants with Washington’s help.

The attackers, on a motorcycle, opened fire on Qassem Aqlan – who headed an embassy security investigation team – near his house in the centre of Yemen’s capital, the source told Reuters.

“This operation has the fingerprints of al Qaeda which carried out similar operations before,” said the source, who asked not to be named.

Yemen [2]-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and other militant groups strengthened their grip on parts of the country during an uprising that ousted veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh in February.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/11/us-yemen-assassination-idUSBRE89A0F820121011

[2] Yemen: http://www.reuters.com/places/yemen

[3] U.S. embassy in Yemen closes on Qaeda threat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-embassy-in-yemen-closes-on-qaeda-threat.html

[4] Drone strikes kill militants in Yemen; Americans urged to leave: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drone-strikes-kill-militants-in-yemen-americans-urged-to-leave.html

[5] At Least 20 US Special Forces Troops Are On The Ground In Yemen: http://www.prisonplanet.com/at-least-20-us-special-forces-troops-are-on-the-ground-in-yemen.html

[6] Security threat from Yemen complicates Obama’s Guantanamo plan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/security-threat-from-yemen-complicates-obamas-guantanamo-plan.html

[7] US embassy in Yemen hit by car bombing, rocket fire: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-embassy-in-yemen-hit-by-car-bombing-rocket-fire.html

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