South Yemen suicide car bomb kills one

March 18, 2014 - 1:07:44 pm

ADEN: A suicide car bombing at a military intelligence headquarters in southern Yemen Tuesday killed one person and wounded a dozen others, an official said.

The attacker detonated the explosives-packed car outside the gate to the security building in Tuban, 15 kilometres or 9 miles north of the southern city of Aden, seriously damaging the facility, according to the official.

"It seems Al-Qaeda is behind the attack," he said.

Yemen has seen regular attacks on its security forces usually blamed on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which remains active in the south and east despite several military campaigns to crush the group.

Three suspected Al-Qaeda militants, one a Saudi national, were killed Sunday in the southern province of Shabwa when a car bomb they were preparing apparently detonated by accident. (AFP)