Officer Dies in Fresh Explosion in South Yemen
[Yemen Post] A Yemeni senior army officer died on Thursday after targeting his car with an bomb in the Mukalla city in the south, the defense ministry reported.
Brigadier Omer Salim Barashid, who held the post of director of leadership and staff colleague at the defense ministry, was maimed after the kaboom that was believed to be planted inside his car while parked in the Bajuman area, it said.
He was admitted to hospital and died from his wounds, it added.
No one has grabbed credit for the attack and the ministry said an investigation is underway.
Yemen, which is experiencing a democratic transition under a power-transfer deal sponsored and closely watched by the West, is facing increasing bombings including suicide ones as the country is continuing an extensive hunt for Al-Qaeda operatives.
In recent weeks, the authorities defused many bombs which were planned to target key installations in main cities including the capital Sanaa amid fragile security and persistent political and economic unrest.
In April and May, the Yemeni army launched a US-backed offensive against Al-Qaeda beturbanned goons and retook control of key towns in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an
Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
and Shabwa. Hundreds of beturbanned goons including big shots were killed and placed in long-term storage
Drop the rosco and step away witcher hands up!
in the offensive.
Al-Qaeda has carried out deadly attacks against military and security chiefs, personnel and offices in retaliation for the severe blows in Abyan and Shabwa provinces.
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