Monday, September 30, 2013

Yemen: Militants kill 4 at army HQ






Yemen: Militants kill 4 at military headquarters




By Hakim Almasmari, for CNN


September 30, 2013 — Updated 1611 GMT (0011 HKT)







STORY HIGHLIGHTS



  • Suspected al Qaeda militants storm the Yemeni Army’s 2nd Division HQ, officials say

  • Four Yemeni soldiers were killed and more than 20 injured, they say

  • Source: “militants are still in control of a building within the headquarters”








(CNN) — Four Yemeni soldiers were killed and more than 20 injured when suspected al Qaeda militants stormed the headquarters of the Army’s 2nd Division in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla on Monday, three local security officials told CNN.


The military headquarters in Mukalla is one of the main military buildings in the province of Hadramaut.


One senior security official told CNN that three dozen militants were disguised as military forces when they attacked the compound using heavy artillery during the morning hours. “The militants are still in control of a building within the headquarters. They are also holding a number of troops hostage, ” a senior security official told CNN on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to media.





Covering Yemen



The official said that nearly 200 government special forces and military troops are currently involved in the operation. He confirmed that the militants are linked to al Qaeda.


Military helicopters are surrounding the headquarters from three angles, the official said.


A second security official said the attack started when a vehicle exploded at the main entrance of the headquarters, taking down the gate and allowing two other vehicles transporting militants to enter the compound. Two of the killed were stationed at the entrance.


The official added that governmental troops attempted to halt the militants but were outnumbered near the main gate.


At least a dozen of the injured were taken to Ibn Saina Hospital in Mukalla, according to a medical source within the hospital. “Most of the injured are not in serious condition but as of now we have four deaths confirmed,” said the medical source, who asked not to be named.


Back in April, President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi vowed to continue fighting al Qaeda until they were defeated. Since then, militants have conducted a number of attacks on military compounds and have killed dozens of senior military and intelligence officials.













ADVERTISEMENT






Part of complete coverage on








September 29, 2013 — Updated 1729 GMT (0129 HKT)



Following the Nairobi attack attention focused on the 40 Americans who fought for Al-Shabaab. But what about the group’s U.S. backers?









September 30, 2013 — Updated 0817 GMT (1617 HKT)



How do you live next door to people who murdered your family? A filmmaker takes on the death squads that killed up to a million victims in the 1960s.









September 30, 2013 — Updated 0537 GMT (1337 HKT)



CNN’s Reza Sayah profiles a community of Persian Jews in Iran, finding out what is it like to be a minority in a religious country.









September 30, 2013 — Updated 1844 GMT (0244 HKT)



SPOILER ALERT! Walter White made several surprising moves in the finale of Breaking Bad tv series. So what happened to Walter?









September 28, 2013 — Updated 1125 GMT (1925 HKT)



You moved into your new apartment. The first thing you set up? The stereo system: receiver, CD player, tape deck and speakers.









September 30, 2013 — Updated 1029 GMT (1829 HKT)



African designers are making a splash on the world stage – here are seven hottest new African designers to watch out for this season.










Do you have questions for Ghana’s new President John Dramani Mahama? Are you curious about what challenges Ghana faces?









September 29, 2013 — Updated 1122 GMT (1922 HKT)



The Winter Olympic torch will travel 40,000 miles in 123 days on its way to the Russian city of Sochi, the host to the 2014 Winter Olympics.









September 29, 2013 — Updated 2134 GMT (0534 HKT)



NFL organizers want to continue to invest in European games. But fans and experts alike warn there are many logistical problems.









September 30, 2013 — Updated 0049 GMT (0849 HKT)



A leading Saudi cleric said women driving cars could damage their ovaries, risking having children born with “clinical problems.”









September 30, 2013 — Updated 0303 GMT (1103 HKT)



His was a rags-to-riches tale. Archie Karas has described himself the “king of the gamblers,” but authorities are now calling him a cheater.









September 30, 2013 — Updated 1044 GMT (1844 HKT)



Watch wingsuiter Jeb Corliss jump off a helicopter and dive through a terrifyingly narrow Langshan Mountain valley in China’s Zhejiang Province.









September 30, 2013 — Updated 1441 GMT (2241 HKT)



So you though golf wasn’t an extreme sport? Think again. Flip thought these images to see the 10 most extreme golf courses in the world.










With designated “selfie space” and in-room media hubs, Sydney’s 1888 lets guests with 10,000 Instagram followers stay for free.









September 27, 2013 — Updated 1129 GMT (1929 HKT)



African street art comes in the form of beautifully painted shop fronts, alternative methods of political campaigning and striking murals.










ADVERTISEMENT





Original source:


Yemen: Militants kill 4 at army HQ


The post Yemen: Militants kill 4 at army HQ appeared first on Arne Ruhnau News.






via Arne Ruhnau News http://arneruhnau.com/yemen-militants-kill-4-at-army-hq/