Army soldiers display flags of the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia group, at a position recaptured from thr group near the southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar May 26. Police and soldiers in Yemen are frequently the targets of armed attacks attributed by authorities to al Qaeda. — Photo Reuters

ADEN: A top Yemeni military official was killed late Thursday when a bomb went off in his car in the eastern region of Hadramut, a military source told AFP.

The dean of the military academy, Brigadier General Omar Barashid, died with his bodyguard when the bomb exploded on a street in Mukallah, capital of Hadramut, the source said.

The officer’s son, who was driving the vehicle, was wounded.

Police and soldiers in Yemen are frequently the targets of armed attacks attributed by authorities to al Qaeda.


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