April 02, 2014

Al Qaeda Attacks Yemen Army HQ

At least 20 dead:

Al-Qaeda attacked a Yemeni army headquarters in a heavily patrolled district of Aden on Wednesday, sparking a gun battle that killed 20 people, most of them militants, officials said.

The building targeted is located in the supposedly tightly secured coastal district of Tawahi that hosts intelligence and political police headquarters, a naval base and a presidential residence.

"We have regained control of the situation," an army official told AFP, adding that the fighting went on for several hours.

Ten of the assailants were killed, along with a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives-laden car at an entrance to the base, the official said.

Unfortunately 6 soldiers were also killed and 3 civilians.

File under: al Qaeda on the run.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:13 PM | Comments |