Yemen confirms al Qaeda behind suicide attack in tourist site
Yemeni state media blamed Al-Qaeda on Monday for a suicide bombing that killed four South Korean tourists and their local guide in the historic tourism city of Shibam, Hadramout. Yemen's Vice President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi confirmed to SABA news agency that the explosion was a suicide attack by an al-Qaeda activist, aged 18.
Upon his arrival to the scene of the attack, Hadi urged the security services to prevent "crimes and pursuit those terrorist elements," calling on the security bodies to be on alert for eradicating suspected militants anywhere.
Hadi held a meeting with the leadership of Hadramout governorate and military and security leaders in the governorate. During the meeting, Hadi was briefed on the details of the attacks offered by security agencies and the coordination among different security bodies to investigate the terrorist accident.
The security bodies reviewed some photos and reports of the attack and efforts to pursuit suspects behind it.