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Qaida Suicide Bomber Kills 3 Yemen Militiamen
[An Nahar] A suspected al-Qaeda jihadist went kaboom!" in a municipal building in the south Yemen town of Zinjibar on Friday, killing three pro-army militiamen, a local chief told AFP.

Four other snuffies were maimed in the assault, said Hussein al-Waheshi, a tribal chief and militia commander, adding that the toll was preliminary.

"A jacket wallah belonging to al-Qaeda sneaked into the local municipality building in Zinjibar where members of the Popular Resistance Committees were present, blowing himself up and killing three of them," Waheshi said.

Hundreds of militiamen, known as the Popular Resistance Committees, fought alongside the Yemeni army last May to oust al-Qaeda from southern towns, mainly 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...

The snuffies and their leaders have repeatedly come under attack by the jihadists.

Last month, al-Qaeda beturbanned goons including a suicide bomber killed six Yemeni snuffies and maimed eight in an attack on a checkpoint in Abyan's town of Mudiya.

al-Qaeda beturbanned goons took advantage of the weakness of Yemen's central government during an uprising last year against now ousted president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
to seize large swathes of territory in the south, including Zinjibar and other Abyan towns.

But after a month-long offensive in May launched by Yemeni troops, most beturbanned goons fled to more lawless desert regions of the east.
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