September 14th, 2011
07:52 PM ET

Attacks target security offices in Yemen

[Updated at 7:52 p.m. ET ] Explosions rocked two government security offices Thursday morning in Aden, Yemen. The first explosion occurred at the city's political security headquarters, while the other was at al-Mualla police station, witnesses said.

No casualties were reported among security forces from either explosion, a security official at al-Mualla police station said. Explosives had been hidden behind the police station, the official said.

In all, at least four blasts were heard over the course of an hour in the city's al-Mansoora and Mualla districts.

Residents said that security forces fatally shot a child minutes after the explosions. "Police officers went on rooftops and started shooting," said Khaled Saleem, a resident of al-Mualla.

No immediate claim of responsibility was made, and speculation differed over who could have been behind the attacks.

soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    Not Mama @11:36.
    She would never use such an infantile phrase like "Tea Party Lingo".
    It's the troll George Patton.

    September 15, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. jim

    @banasy: the gumby comment was very astute of you I never would've figured that one out. Oh yeah I awarded you the Captain Obvious prize for it.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mr President

    Has anyone found my lost missles from Libya? Yemen needs them. Please return them for the ranson of 100 million. I just printed some more money. I have an endless supply. Vote for me and I will make sure you don't have to work anymore. Vote Demopcratic, the party that will spend whatever it takes to be in power. We know how to govern, we read in a book from China. Go big Red

    September 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
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