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40 people killed in suicide attack in southern Yemen

September 20, 2013, 12:13 UTC+3

Yemeni security forces believe that it was a raid of a local branch of Al-Qaeda

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CAIRO, September 20. (ITAR-TASS). Fourty people were killed today in a suicide attack in southern Yemen, Sky News Arabia TV channel reports.

Bombings took place at several checkpoints and one military garrison in the south-eastern province of Shabwa republic. Thus, in an attack on the garrison, located in Meyfaa, eight soldiers were killed. There have also been hijacked three cars. According to local security services, the responsibility for the attack bears Al-Qaeda.

Earlier, on September 20, it was reported about the explosion of two car bombs in the garrison in Shabwa that killed 20 people.

Murder of head of intelligence

A month ago, on 21 August, in the largest sea port of Yemen, Aden, was killed the head of the city's intelligence Col. Ali Hadi. Three gunmen attacked his car in the center of Aden. Also killed was the son of the Colonel. The act of terrorism was committed by Al-Qaeda militants. The criminals escaped.

An extensive network of extremists from the Al-Qaeda has been operating in this Arab country for a long time, committing audacious acts against military, police and government officials. Yemen is essentially living in high-risk because of numerous attacks of Islamists. United States, UK and several European countries have closed their diplomatic missions August 4 in connection with reports about the likelihood of further attacks of Al-Qaeda.

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