Yemen Air Force jet bombs bus by mistake; 4 dead

A Yemeni Air Force jet mistakenly bombed a bus in a southern city controlled by Islamic militants.

Updated: Jun 29, 2011, 16:23 PM IST

Sana’a: Military and hospital officials say a Yemeni Air Force jet mistakenly bombed a bus in a southern city controlled by Islamic militants and suspected al Qaeda members, killing four and wounding 12 passengers.

The officials say Wednesday`s bombing was part of daily government attacks against the militants who last month seized Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Abyan.

The officials say government jets also bombed nearby Jaar town, captured by militants in early April. And in the port of Aden, a roadside bomb killed an Army colonel late Tuesday.
All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to brief the media.

Yemen is in turmoil since a popular uprising against President Ali Abdullah Saleh`s rule began in mid-February.

Bureau Report