Yemeni policemen stand at the site of an explosion at the entrance of a police academy in Sanaa on July 11, 2012 where a suicide bomber blew himself up killing 20 people and wounding dozens more© AFP 2013/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS
MOSCOW, July 11 (RIA Novosti)
- Yemen Faces Isolation over Al-Qaeda War
- Al-Qaeda gunmen claim they killed U.S. teacher in Yemen
- Suicide Bombing Hits Yemeni Guard Camp
- Yemeni forces kill 'al-Qaeda leader'
- Al Qaeda says its fund raiser in Yemen killed
The Yemeni branch of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for an attack on a police academy in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday which killed at least 20 people, Xinhua reported.
"We claim responsibility for the bombing of the police academy in Sanaa," al-Qaeda said, Xinhua reported.
The blast occurred as police cadets were leaving the academy building after classes, Al Jazeera news agency said.
According to witnesses, a suicide bomber approached the academy in a taxi which was then was totally destroyed by the blast.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has been described by U.S. officials as the most active branch of the global militant network. In May, it claimed responsibility for killing about 100 people at a military parade in Sanaa.
In November 2010, the group claimed responsibility for a cargo plane crash in the United Arab Emirates as well as sending parcel bombs found in London and Dubai.
Meanwhile, the Yemeni government said two al-Qaeda fighters who escaped from prison last month were re-arrested in a southern province, Al Jazeera said.
One of them, Nasser Ismail Ahmed Muttahar, was detained for taking part in an attack on the US Embassy in Sanaa in 2008, the agency said.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Monkeys from Borneo and Other Animal News
Infographics: The Origin of Geomagnetic Storms
Cartoons: Dreams of Space
The failure of the Islamist political parties who came to power in the dramatic events of the Arab Spring would allow the military to reenter the political arena. Political Islam was successful in the opposition, but it could fail in power, as the negative experience of Egypt and Iraq have shown.