Soldier Dies after Assault on Police Car Transporting Yemeni Convict
[Yemen Post] A soldier was killed and another two injured when gunnies attacked a police car in an attempt to release a convict in downtown Yemen's capital Sanaa on Saturday, security sources told the Yemen Post.
The gunnies, who were onboard two pickups, fired at and pursued the central prison truck to release, Saleh Al-Shatawai, who had been convicted to death, they explained.
"The incident took place early Saturday while the convict was leaving Althawra hospital where he was checked under the order of the prosecution," they said, but gave no more details including the charges for which Al-Shatawai has been convicted.
The guards of the police truck resisted the attack, with one of them killed and two injured as a result.
Separately, the security authorities defused an bomb that was placed inside the car of a senior security officer in Hadramout
...the formerly independent Qu'aiti state and sultanate, annexed by Communist South Yemen in 1968, encompassing a region along the Gulf of Aden, extending eastwards to the borders of the Dhofar region of Oman. The people are called Hadhramis and speak Hadhrami Arabic. The city Tarimis estimated to contain the highest concentration of descendants of the Prophet Muhammad (PTUI) anywhere in the world, approximately seven in every square yard...
province, state media reported.
The bomb was discovered immediately after the personal driver arrived to take Colonel Salim Ali Al-Sufra from his workplace, said Fahmi Al-Saiari, director of the Hadramout security office.
"The Colonel noticed the bomb under his car, which appeared as a strange stuff, and then called the authorities," he said, adding experts were sent immediately to defuse it.
Investigations have been launched into the two incidents, which came amid alarming security disorder and acts of sabotage in key parts of Yemen.
Tens of senior military and security officers including intelligence agents have been killed in main cities including the capital Sanaa so far this year.
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