Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed more than 30 people in a suicide assault that targeted Yemen’s Ministry of Defense complex in the capital of Sana’a. The attack is the latest in a series of suicide assaults in Yemen that have targeted security forces.
Today’s attack began when a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at the outer wall of the complex near a hospital, according to Reuters. Then, a second car filled with heavily armed AQAP fighters dressed in military uniforms entered the breach in the wall and opened fire.
The AQAP fighters then “broke into three departments of the ministry, and exchanged gunfire with the soldiers,” Xinhua reported. AQAP fighters are said to have “pulled at least two foreign employees, a Western doctor and a Filipina nurse, into the hospital courtyard and shot them dead in front of local staff,” Reuters reported. […]