Seven killed in attack on mosque in Yemen

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August 19, 2012 18:58

 
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ADEN - A gunman opened fire on a mosque during Id prayers in southern Yemen on Sunday, killing seven people and wounding 11, a security official at the Yemeni Defense Ministry said.

In a separate attack on Sunday, a suicide bomber with suspected links to al-Qaeda blew himself up in the southern Abyan province, killing three and wounding two, an official from the province told Reuters.

The shooting at the mosque in the southern province of Dalea came during the prayers that mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Security forces followed the gunman home and surrounded the building, the official said.

He added that the man appeared not to be related to Islamist militants who have been staging attacks for the past months.

No further details were immediately available.

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