Yemeni warplanes bomb al Qaeda targets after deadly ambush
Yemeni warplanes bombed al Qaeda targets in southern Yemen on Sunday, a government official said, after gunmen ambushed a tank column, killing four troops. Three suspected members of al Qaeda's regional wing also died in the clashes on Sunday in the Mudiyah district in Abyan province on the Arabian Sea coast, an official was quoted as saying by Reuters.
On Saturday, a car bomb injured a senior intelligence officer and his assistant in Abyan, a security source said, and a government website said two gunmen died in a botched suicide attack with a car on a security patrol in Mudiyah.
Mudiyah's police chief died in a suspected al Qaeda attack last week and the provincial governor survived an assassination attempt.