Published — Saturday 17 November 2012
Last update 17 November 2012 3:47 am
ADEN: A suicide bomber linked to Al-Qaeda killed himself and three others inside the headquarters of government-allied militias in the capital of southern Yemen’s Abyan province yesterday, a security source and medical sources told Reuters.
The man, wearing an explosive belt, walked into one of the militia, or popular committee, main offices in Zinjibar and blew himself up, the sources said. Military and government security chiefs in the south rely on the support of popular committees in their fight against militants.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and other militant groups strengthened their grip in Abyan and other mainly southern parts of the country during the uprising.