Sanna, Sept. 29 (Xinhua-ANI): At least two people were killed Saturday and nine others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up, targeting a convoy of an anti-al-Qaida leader in Yemen 's southern province of Abyan, local medics said, adding more casualties are feared.
Mohammed Aydrus, the anti-al-Qaida leader, escaped unharmed, according to the sources.
On Sept. 22, four people were injured when a similar suicide bombing targeted a convoy of Abdul-Latif al-Saeed, a prominent leader of anti-al-Qaida militiamen, in Yemen's southern port city of Aden.
Yemeni security authorities usually accuse militants of the Yemen-based al-Qaida offshoot of being behind armed attacks against military officials and army bases.
Attacks and raids have continued since the country's political turmoil last year, when scores of al-Qaida militants took control of certain areas in the restive south but were later purged in army offensive. (Xinhua-ANI)