Maintenance. We are currently updating the site. Please check back shortly
Members login
  • TrustLaw
  • Members Portal
Subscribe

Al Qaeda-linked group takes credit for Yemen ministry attack

Source: Reuters - Fri, 6 Dec 2013 07:51 AM
Author: Reuters
hum-war
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Bookmark Email Print
Leave us a comment

SANAA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - An al Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack on the Yemeni defence ministry in which at least 52 people were killed, the country's worst militant assault in 18 months.

"In pursuance of the policy of targetting 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 o Friday.

The group is an offshoot of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). (Reporting by Mahmoud Habboush; editing by Patrick Graham)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus
TOPICAL CONTENT
Topical content
LATEST SLIDESHOW

Latest slideshow

See allSee all
FEATURED JOBS
Featured jobs