Parcel bomb kills Yemen tribal chief's son |
Gulf Today - 30 July, 2012
A booby-trapped parcel has killed the son of a Yemeni tribal chief in an attack suspected to be the work of Al Qaeda, police said on Sunday.
Ali Dahab, 14, died instantly when the parcel exploded after it was given to him to pass to his father, Sheikh Majed, as a present, police said in a statement carried by the official Saba news agency.
“Terrorists from Qaeda could be behind this crime.”
Sheikh Majed is a known opponent of Qaeda, whose militants overran his native village of Radah, in the central province of Bayda, earlier this year, before being chased out by armed tribesmen.
Meanwhile, a Yemeni security official told Xinhua that Yemeni fighter jets bombed two Qaeda hideouts in the southern province of Abyan on Saturday Official didn’t give the number of casualties in raids.
The air forces bombed two compounds belonging to the Qaeda militants near Mahfad town in Abyan province, while they were preparing to launch a fresh assault at government soldiers patrolling the restive area, the security official said.
“The bombing was in response to Wednesday’s Qaeda attack on pro- government checkpoints,” the official said.