Written By: Observer Staff
Article Date: Sep 22, 2012 - 10:53:35 PM
The pro-government militia leader, attacked earlier today in a suicide bomber, is in a stable condition now, said a leader in the pro-government militia, known as the Popular Committees that fought alongside the government in its fight against al-Qaeda militants.
A suspected al-Qaeda suicide bomber attacked the pro-government militia’s leader in Aden city south Yemen late afternoon, leaving the militia leader and other three people severely injured, a security source said.
The bomber detonated himself at a car carrying the militia and its leader, Abdullatif al-Sayed, while they were in Aden at around 6pm today. “All are severely injured,” the security source said. “But Abdullatif case is so difficult,” said the officer, on anonymity condition.
But Muhammed Aidaroos, the leader of the militia in Lawdar district of Abyan, said that Abdullatif case is stable now. “His [Abdullatif] injury is not that serious,” Aidaroos said. “Friends in Aden just reassured me that he is fine,” he said but gave no further details about the kinds of wounds he suffered. Aidaroos said the situation of the other militia men attacked in the bombing is not known yet.
In last May, a suicide attack escaped Alsayed but killed over 40 of militia men, based in Ja’ar district.
Another suicide attack in last August killed the leader of the Popular Committees in Mudiya district along with three tribesmen.
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