Suspected al-Qaeda militants free prisoner in Yemen’s Aden

Published October 26th, 2015 - 04:00 GMT

Suspected al-Qaeda militants have broken into a main prison in the government-held southern port city of Aden, freeing a militant suspected of carrying out an August attack on a compound belonging to the city's former governor, Yemen security officials told the Associated Press on Sunday.

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said armed gunman carried out the raid on the prison overnight.

The militant who was free is suspected of playing a part in the rocket-propelled grenade attack on the governor's compound, killing four people. The governor, present at the time, was not hurt.

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