Seven killed in attack on Yemen mosque

A gunman opened fire on a mosque during Eid prayers in southern Yemen on Sunday, killing seven people and wounding 11, a security official at Defence Ministry said.

Seven killed in attack on Yemen mosque

World Bulletin / News Desk

A gunman opened fire on a mosque during Eid prayers in southern Yemen on Sunday, killing seven people and wounding 11, a security official at Defence Ministry said.

In a separate attack on Sunday, a suicide bomber 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 militants who have been staging attacks for the past months.

No further details were immediately available.

The suicide bombing took place in the town of Mudiya in Abyan, the provincial official said.

"One of the dead was a local pro-army militia commander, Nasser Ali Mansur," he said.

Last Mod: 20 Ağustos 2012, 12:02
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