September 27th, 2011
08:56 AM ET

Yemen defense minister survives assassination attempt

Yemen's defense minister escaped an assassination attempt Tuesday when a suicide bomber attacked his convoy, the Yemeni government said.

The attack took place in Tawahi, Aden, along Yemen's southern coast.

A bomb-laden vehicle exploded at 11 a.m. targeting General Mohammed Nasser Ahmed's convoy, the Defense Ministry said.

The bomber was killed. Eyewitnesses said two explosions were heard and that clashes followed for 10 minutes.

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  1. @outalimit

    The people of Yemen have had enough of that CIA popet of a government, they are fighting and dying for a change, yet Uncle Sam won't allow them to step aside! In Libya the people wanted a change and NATO/US got active there–not so in Yemen, this dictator serves the intrest of the USA, unlike Gadhafi. Then the US talk to the rest of the world about democracy! What democracy? No wonder the so called third world nations don't like the USA! The US only govern by force. This then makes the US a dictator like all the other so call ones it try to oust.

    September 27, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. A. almanhmi

    It's sad to hear this news .. Unfortunately, since the onset of the current one did not feel safe .. Unfortunately the opposition parties and dissidents from the army in addition to al-Qaeda help in these things ...

    September 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nim

      This is far from the first time. When hubby was in Baghdad, Aaron Brown ran footage of an American olsdier in the gutter, dead. No faces, name tapes, or blood. But still, my only thought was, "Someone is going to wake up at 6 am tomorrow morning to see the chaplain standing at the door and realize that was their BABY dead on TV."I emailed Brown, and received a reply... "I didn't think it was that bad."Is there someone in a sealed box ten feet underground somewhere who doesn't know American boys and girls are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan? Death sells for them. THey could give a flying poo about the "importance of the story", it's about their ratings.It's most certainly not about those people who might have just witnessed their loved one's dying on a news program.

      April 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Daud

    lot going on my mind like everyone else bihend all the tweets. I did mention in one of my blog post why twitter and blogging go hand in hand that i use twitter to be my voice and my blog as my thoughts. This is how I view twitter and

    April 22, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |