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    Al-Qaida Carries Out Deadly Attack in Yemen

    A man takes a photo of smoke rising from the site of an attack on the Political Security Agency building, the headquarters of the Yemeni intelligence services in the southern provinces, in the southern Yemeni city of Aden August 18, 2012. A man takes a photo of smoke rising from the site of an attack on the Political Security Agency building, the headquarters of the Yemeni intelligence services in the southern provinces, in the southern Yemeni city of Aden August 18, 2012.
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    A man takes a photo of smoke rising from the site of an attack on the Political Security Agency building, the headquarters of the Yemeni intelligence services in the southern provinces, in the southern Yemeni city of Aden August 18, 2012.
    A man takes a photo of smoke rising from the site of an attack on the Political Security Agency building, the headquarters of the Yemeni intelligence services in the southern provinces, in the southern Yemeni city of Aden August 18, 2012.
    VOA News
    Yemeni officials say suspected al-Qaida militants have attacked intelligence headquarters in the southern city of Aden, killing at least 14 Yemeni soldiers and security personnel.

    Intelligence sources and witnesses say the militants attacked the building from two sides Saturday, firing rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons.  At least seven soldiers were wounded.

    The militants managed to escape.

    Al-Qaida's Yemen-based network, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, remains active in southern Yemen.  Suspected militants have been carrying out a series of suicide bombings and assassinations on Yemeni officials.

    The network is also suspected of trying to pull off attacks on U.S. interests, including a failed plot in 2010 to blow up U.S.-bound cargo planes with explosives hidden in printer ink cartridges.

    Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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    by: Godwin from: Nigeria
    August 18, 2012 2:59 PM
    Iran's handiwork to dominate and rule the world. When this fails and it becomes apparent to Ahmadinejad and Khamenei that they cannot rule the world through terrorism, they change over to nuclear weapons. Iran is virtually at war with Yemen on sectarian hunger that cannot be filled. It continues to say its nuclear ambition is for "peaceful" reasons, but its leaders betray their pretense at every little chance, even unprovoked. This Qud day was another opportunity for the world to see how urgent it is to stop Iran before it carries out its wicked desire to wipe Israel out. If all these terrorist attacks and threats are not enough reason to strike Iran, then what is?

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