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Abyan official survives fresh suspected al Qaeda ambush

Abyan official survives fresh suspected al Qaeda ambush

[08/January/2011]



ABYAN, Jan 08 (Saba) – Secretary General of the local council in Yemen's southern Abyan province survived an al Qaeda attack, the second targeting official and military convoys on Friday, but one of the official's guards was killed and three others were injured.

Awadh Ali Awadh was ambushed while on his way back from a visit to the scene where suspected al Qaeda fighters killed 10 soldiers and injured several others in the Lowder district early on Friday.

A massive hunt was launched for those responsible for the two ambushes as Yemen is exerting major efforts to root out terrorists wherever they exist on its soil.

On Friday morning, armed people attacked military water tankers and patrols escorting them while on their way to bring supplies in Lowder killing 12 soldiers.

Eyewitnesses were quoted by media outlets as saying that about 15 gunmen, believed to al Qaeda militants, were seeing running away after the ambush.

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