14 killed in attack on Yemen intelligence HQ

  • Around 14 Yemeni soldiers and security guards were killed on Saturday in a car bomb and grenade attack on the intelligence service headquarters in the southern port city of Aden.

    The attacks are believed to have been carried out by suspected al Qaeda-linked militants.

    According to eyewitness reports, the militants drove up to a building owned by Yemen's state television broadcaster and blew up a military vehicle that was guarding it.

    They then moved on to the intelligence base nearby and opened fire with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. The attackers also detonated a car bomb next to the building.

    At least seven people were wounded.

    In recent months, Islamist militants have been responsible for a number of suicide bombings on high-profile military and security targets. This is despite the United States’ aid efforts to prevent attacks from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).