MARIB, July 11 (Saba)- Subversive elements have fired automatic rifles on a security checkpoint in Marib province, east Yemen, Interior Ministry has said.
In a press release published on its news website, the Ministry pointed out that the subversive elements opened fire on the checkpoint in the wake of the death penalty against two of al-Qaeda members who belong to a tribe living in Marib.
A Yemeni court sentenced last Wednesday two al-Qaeda members, Mansour SalehDaleel and Mubarak Al-Shabwani, to death after convicting them of having links with al Qaeda and forming an armed gang in Marib. They were also convicted of killing officers, soldiers and a civilian as well as fighting the authorities and looting military vehicles in 2009.
Security sources said on Sunday that an investigation was being carried out to discover the circumstances of the attack and to capture the perpetrators.
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