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Suspected al-Qaida militants kill Yemen official

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 26, 2013 at 8:21 am •  Published: July 26, 2013

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says suspected al-Qaida militants have killed a former senior government official.

The official said Friday that two masked gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead Yeslam al-Mamouri in the southern port city of Aden as he left home.

The official said the assassination was believed to be an act of revenge for al-Mamouri's role in combating terrorism in Abyan province in 2011 when al-Qaida was very active. The militants took advantage of lax security during nationwide protests then that ousted the country's longtime ruler.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak publicly to journalists.

Washington considers the Yemen-based al-Qaida to be the most dangerous offshoot of the terror network after several attempted attacks on U.S. targets.


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