More violence in Yemen: suicide bomber kills army intelligence officer

Published September 25th, 2013 - 04:00 GMT
Wednesday's suicide bomb death was preceded earlier last week by bomb attacks that killed more than 50 people stationed at a southern Yemen military base. Army personnel pictured here participated in a funeral for the dead soldiers earlier this week (AFP)
Wednesday's suicide bomb death was preceded earlier last week by bomb attacks that killed more than 50 people stationed at a southern Yemen military base. Army personnel pictured here participated in a funeral for the dead soldiers earlier this week (AFP)

Yemeni army intelligence officer Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed al-Saidi died Wednesday after a suicide bomber detonated his car in a market in the southern city of Ataq, according to AFP. Another man was seriously injured in the attack as well.

Wednesday's deaths, along with last Friday's bombings killing military personnel in Shawba province, represents the largest wave of violence in the country since the Sanaa boming in May 2012 in which approximately 100 soldiers were killed.


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