Suicide attack kills 12 in east Yemen
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||25 May 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Suicide attack kills 12 in east Yemen, 25 May 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4fc8adc42.html [accessed 5 October 2015]|
May 25, 2012
Security officials and tribal leaders say at least 12 people were killed in eastern Yemen when a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a crowd.
The explosion on May 25 killed supporters of Shi'ite rebels who gathered near a school in al-Hazm, the capital of al-Jawf Province.
Officials say the attacker was a suspected member of an Al-Qaeda-linked group, which views Shi'ites as renegade Muslims.
In a separate incident, witnesses said a suicide attacker blew himself up near a protest in northern Saada Province, killing only himself.
In a third attack, a senior official in southern Bayda Province was critically wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near his passing vehicle.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP