Al-Qaida gjennomførte et sofistikert angrep på forsvarsdepartementet i Sana’a torsdag. Først detonerte en kraftig bilbombe, deretter angrep menn i militæruniformer.
Hele 16 skal ha deltatt. De gikk etter et sykehus inne i departementet, hvor det arbeider utenlandske hjelpearbeidere. En antar at noen av dem kan ha blitt drept. En høyesterettsdommer og hans kone ble drept. Slik forsvinner de menneskene som kan gjøre en forskjell i Jemen. De religiøse gangstrene blir igjen.
The attack, which terrorized residents of a crowded district in the capital’s old city, began with a thunderous car-bomb blast at the compound’s gate, and a separate push by fighters on foot and armed with assault weapons. Their target was a hospital within the ministry complex where some foreign aid workers were based. A Supreme Court judge and his wife were reported to have been killed.
Officials said the attackers wore military garb, apparently stolen, which fueled confusion among those trying to defend the ministry, which is the headquarters of Yemen’s military. The assailants also may have used stolen government license plates on their vehicles, officials said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the early morning attack, but officials said the complex nature of the assault prompted them to suspect Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, one of the organization’s most dangerous offshoots. Its leaders and fighters have been the frequent targets of U.S. drone attacks.