Security source: Gunmen kill two senior officers in Yemen

December 8, 2013 13:16

SANAA - Gunmen shot dead two senior Yemeni officers in separate ambushes on their cars on Sunday, security sources said.

It was not immediately known who the gunmen were but Yemeni officials have blamed a string of similar killings of police and military officers on Islamist militants affiliated to al-Qaida.

Attackers in a car shot and killed the head of security of the presidential palace in Taiz, Brigadier General Saddam Hussein al-Dhahri, as he left work in the southern Yemeni city, a security source told Reuters.

In a separate incident, Police Colonel Abdullah Gaithallah. was killed in the southern province of al-Baida by gunmen who ambushed his car.

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