Suspected al-Qaida militants attack intelligence building in southern Yemen, killing 14

Ahmed Al-Haj, The Associated Press
August 18, 2012

SANAA, Yemen - Yemeni security officials say suspected al-Qaida militants have attacked an intelligence headquarters in the country's south, killing fourteen people.

The officials say 11 soldiers and three intelligence officials were killed when militants armed with rifles and RPGs opened fire on the building in the port city of Aden on Saturday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Six people were wounded, including three employees of the state-run radio and TV station in the adjacent building.

In 2010, al-Qaida launched a deadly attack on the same intelligence building.

The group is active in Yemen and had overrun parts of the south during the country's political turmoil last year. The government regained control of Aden and other areas in June.