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Suicide bombing kills 2, injures 9 in Yemen

Last Updated: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 18:41

Sanna: At least two people were killed Saturday and nine others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up, targeting a convoy of an anti-al Qaeda leader in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan, local medics said, adding more casualties are feared.

Mohammed Aydrus, the anti-al Qaeda leader, escaped unharmed, according to the sources.

On Sept. 22, four people were injured when a similar suicide bombing targeted a convoy of Abdul-Latif al-Saeed, a prominent leader of anti-al Qaeda militiamen, in Yemen`s southern port city of Aden.

Yemeni security authorities usually accuse militants of the Yemen-based al Qaeda offshoot of being behind armed attacks against military officials and army bases.

Attacks and raids have continued since the country`s political turmoil last year, when scores of al Qaeda militants took control of certain areas in the restive south but were later purged in army offensive.

First Published: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 18:41
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