January 11th, 2012
05:02 AM ET

Attack in Yemen kills security officer, wounds 7

A militant attack on a government vehicle in Yemen's business capital, Aden, Wednesday, killed a political security officer and injured seven others, three senior security officials said.

The incident happened as the intelligence officers were heading to work. The injured were taken to a government hospital.

Eyewitnesses told CNN that heavy artillery was used in the attack. Security officials blamed al Qaeda.

"This is not the first time intelligence officers were attacked in Aden," said a senior security official who is not authorized to talk to media. "At least 34 have been killed or injured since last September."


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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    They kill themselves over there. That's what happens when a culture doesn't place much value on human life.
    Well, some cultures in the USA don't place much value on human life either.

    January 11, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©


    January 11, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ banasy©

    Don't you think the US should just stay out of this ?

    January 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |