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Yemen blasts death toll touches 65
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Yemen blasts death toll touches 65

Sep 20 2013, 6:17am CDT | by IANS

Aden (Yemen), Sep 20 (IANS) The death toll in three suicide car bombings that ripped through a key military site and police centre in Yemen's southeastern province of Shabwa Friday has risen to at least 65.

Aden (Yemen), Sep 20 — The death toll in three suicide car bombings that ripped through a key military site and police centre in Yemen's southeastern province of Shabwa Friday has risen to at least...

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Yemen blasts death toll touches 65

Sep 20 2013, 6:17am CDT | by IANS

Aden (Yemen), Sep 20 (IANS) The death toll in three suicide car bombings that ripped through a key military site and police centre in Yemen's southeastern province of Shabwa Friday has risen to at least 65.

Aden (Yemen), Sep 20 — The death toll in three suicide car bombings that ripped through a key military site and police centre in Yemen's southeastern province of Shabwa Friday has risen to at least 65.

"At least 65 army and security soldiers died and 38 others were wounded in three simultaneous car bombing attacks that targeted the police station headquarters and army-held sites in Azzan area in Shabwa," a provincial security official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

A police officer said that the deadliest of Friday's attacks took place when an Al Qaeda suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden car into the army-held site in Azzan near an oil pipeline.

Medical officials in a nearby military hospital confirmed the casualty figures to Xinhua.

An earlier report Friday said that three explosives-rigged cars went off at a military site in Azzan, killing at least 40 soldiers and wounding dozens of others.

An army source said that the security forces, backed by heavy armoured vehicles, have been deployed in large numbers around the scene.

A witness told Xinhua that he "saw a number of charred bodies near the police centre and the bodies of five high-ranking army officers brought out of it".

"The bombs struck an army base and huge clouds of black smoke billowed into the air," the witness added.

The toll in the suicide attacks could rise as ambulances and civilian cars evacuated the victims to different hospitals and medical centres in the city, according to local sources.

A official in the security operations room in Shabwa told Xinhua that the troops killed in the army barracks were responsible for securing and protecting a nearby oil installation in the southern edge of the province.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed responsibility for the bombings.

An AQAP spokesman told Xinhua over the phone that it launched the attacks a few minutes after a US drone attacked a car carrying militants in the Eyen Ma'Bad area in Shabwa and killed all those on board.

The Yemen-based AQAP, which emerged in January 2009, is considered the most strategic threat to the Yemeni government and its neighboring oil-rich Saudi Arabia.

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Yemen Security: U.S. Drone Strike Kills Qaida Leader

Jun 14 2014 8:58am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone in Yemen's south targeted a car carrying al-Qaida militants Saturday, killing all five passengers, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the attack took place in a mountainous area in al-Saied in the southern Shabwa province. One of those killed in the attack was a suspected al-Qaida leader named Musaad al-Habashi, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymit ...
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Yemen officials say drone kills 5 militants

Jun 14 2014 7:41am CDT | Source: Townhall's

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone has targeted a car carrying militants from al-Qaida in the country's. ...
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4 suspected al-Qaida militants killed in Yemen

Jun 13 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni troops attacked a car carrying Al-Qaida militants in the southern Shabwa province on Friday, killing all four of the ...
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