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A U.S. embassy security member in Yemen was assassinated by a suspected al-Qaeda link in the capital Sana’a, a security source said.
A security officer in Sana’a said that
unknown gunmen riding a motorcycle attacked on 10 am today Qasim Aqlan, identified by the
security source as “Assistant Security Officer at the [U.S.] Embassy”. He said Aqlan was immediately killed but had no further details on his job at the embassy.
The officer, speaking on anonymity condition, said the attackers bore “the hallmark of al-Qaeda” He said: “Six of colleague officers have been assassinated in this way.”
Media officer at the embassy couldn’t be reached for further details.