Four people wounded in Yemen suicide attack; official shot dead

October 11, 2013 16:56

ADEN - A suspected al-Qaida militant blew himself up on Friday in a market in Lahj province in south Yemen, killing himself and wounding four people, a security official said.

In southeastern Hadramout province, unidentified gunmen shot dead a security officer on Friday, the official said, adding that the incident came a day after an intelligence officer was killed by gunmen in al-Mukallah, capital of the province.

He gave no further details of the incidents.

Yemen is mired with security and political problems, including threats from a powerful branch of al-Qaida, a secessionist movement in the south and Muslim Shi'ite Houthi rebels in the north.

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