Yemeni Counterterrorism Officer Escapes Assassination Attempt
[Yemen Post] A Yemeni counterterrorism officer was injured after he was attacked by a suspected Al-Qaeda myrmidon in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Monday, the state agency Saba reported quoting a statement by a security source.
Captain Muhsen Homran, the officer in the counterterrorism unit of the central security organization, escaped an apparent liquidation attempt while he was at the Berlin roundabout in the Noqom district this after noon, the security source was quoted as saying.
"He came under fire while on his cycle of violence and got two bullets one hit his neck and the second hit his leg," the source said, adding the officer was admitted to hospital.
The suspected myrmidon, who was behind the attack, was on a motorbike and bravely ran away before the authorities rushed to the site, according to Saba.
Tens of Yemeni military and security officers, mostly intelligence officers, have been killed since the Yemeni army launched a US-backed offensive and drove Al-Qaeda Death Eaters out of their strongholds in the south earlier this year.
The killings including those by suicide kabooms occurred in main cities including the capital Sanaa which has seen the deadliest ever suicide kabooms against military and security targets.
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key parts of Yemen are experiencing alarming security disorder amid continuous division of the armed forces. Concerns are growing the security situation may cast a cloud on the political transition under a West-backed power-transfer deal which was reached after the 2011 unrest.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-12