Suicide car bomb attack seriously wounds six Yemeni policemen

February 16, 2012 9:37 am 

SANAA, Feb. 16 — A suicide car bomber targeted a security checkpoint in Yemen's northeastern province of Marib on Wednesday, killing himself and injuring six policemen, the ruling party's website reported.

"The attacker believed to be affiliated to the al-Qaida organization drove his explosive-laden vehicle into a security checkpoint on the Sarwah-Madgal highway in Marib province, killing himself and seriously injuring six policemen, including the checkpoint's officer Colonel Nasir bin Huzaim," the website almotamar.net quoted a security official as saying.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the security official said that "preliminary investigation indicates that the al-Qaida off-shoot in Yemen is behind the terrorist attack."

Security and intelligence personnel in the country's southern and northeast provinces have been the targets in the last several months. Government authorities usually blame such attacks on the al-Qaida terrorist group.(PNA/Xinhua)

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