Al-Qaida linked group takes credit for Yemen ministry attack

By REUTERS
December 6, 2013 09:56




SANAA- An al-Qaida linked group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack on the Yemeni defense ministry in which at least 52 people were killed, the country's worst militant assault in 18 months.

"In pursuance of the policy of targeting pilotless planes operation rooms, the mujahideen (holy fighters) have heavily struck one of these rooms in the Ministry of Defence headquarters," Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law) said in a Twitter message posted in the early hours of Friday.

The group is an offshoot of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.


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