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Qaeda attack on army HQ in south Yemen kills 6

Suspected Al-Qaeda militants launched a rocket and car bomb attack on an army headquarters in Yemen's main southern city of Aden that left six people dead Wednesday, a security official said. The assailants fired rocket-propelled grenades at the headquarters in the Tawahi district of Aden, before infiltrating the complex, he said. They also blew up a car bomb at the entrance. "Three soldiers and an attacker were killed in an exchange of fire," said the source, adding that two passers-by also died in the assault which he said was believed to be the work of Al-Qaeda.

'Qaeda attack' on army HQ in south Yemen kills 11

Al-Qaeda militants launched a rocket and car bomb assault on an army headquarters in Yemen's southern city of Aden Wednesday in an assault that left 11 dead, including three attackers, officials said. "Six soldiers, three attackers and two passers-by were killed in clashes" that followed, a military official said of the two-pronged attack on the complex in the Tawahi district of the city, updating an earlier toll of six dead.

Murdered Kenya Muslim cleric an avowed Al-Qaeda sympathiser

Radical Kenyan Muslim cleric Abubaker Shariff Ahmed, better known as Makaburi, predicted his own violent death barely a month before being gunned down on the streets of Mombasa. A firebrand preacher who was outspoken in his admiration for the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan's Taliban and Somalia's Shebab rebels, Makaburi had come to be seen by Kenyan authorities as a key instigator of home-grown Islamist terrorism.

Prominent Islamist shot dead on Kenyan coast: police

By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - A prominent Kenyan Islamist, accused by the United States and U.N. Security Council of supporting the Somali militant group al Shabaab, was shot dead on Tuesday, police said. Abubakar Shariff, also known as Makaburi, was killed as he left a court compound about 15 km (10 miles) north of the port city of Mombasa, police chief for Kisauni area Richard Ngtia told journalists. Makaburi had been attending a court hearing.

Al Qaeda says security steps show Saudi rulers controlled by U.S.

By William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Yemen branch has mocked tough new counter-terrorism measures adopted by neighboring Saudi Arabia, saying they would not deter the Islamist group's fighters and that they proved the kingdom was in the pay of the United States.

Britain orders probe into Muslim Brotherhood terror links

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday he had ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood over concerns that the group, declared a terrorist organisation by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, is linked to violent extremism. Key leaders of the group have been based in London since the toppling of the Islamist Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi last year and a crackdown that has seen hundreds killed and thousands arrested.

Yemen police, Qaeda clash kills 4

Two Yemeni policemen and two Al-Qaeda suspects were killed in a clash Tuesday when extremists attacked a checkpoint in a bid to free four arrested comrades, the interior ministry said. The clash erupted after the security services detained "four Al-Qaeda militants at a checkpoint in (the western province of) Hudaydah" at dawn, the ministry said in a statement. Two hours later, Al-Qaeda militants in two cars, one of them booby-trapped, launched an attack on the checkpoint, it said.

Britain orders probe into Muslim Brotherhood

British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood over concerns that the group is planning radical activities from a base in London, his Downing Street office said Tuesday. The intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 have been tasked to gather information on the "philosophy and activities" of the group after several leaders fled to London following the toppling of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi last year.

Yemen's Hadi defends US drones, slams Iran 'meddling'

Yemen's president in an interview published Monday defended the US use of drones against Al-Qaeda in his country, despite criticism from rights groups and a parliamentary vote to ban them. President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi also again accused Iran of supporting southern secessionists and northern rebels as Yemen undergoes a difficult political transition. Drone strikes "have greatly helped in limiting Al-Qaeda activities, despite some mistakes which we are sorry about," Hadi told the pan-Arab Al-Hayat daily.

Yemen pro-govt militiamen killed in 'Qaeda' ambush

Two members of Yemen's auxiliary Popular Resistance Committees were killed in an overnight ambush by presumed Al-Qaeda members in the south, a member of the pro-government militia said on Sunday. He said the men were gunned down on the road between Loder and Moudia northeast of Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province. The attackers, who escaped after the killings, "are presumed to be in Al-Qaeda", he added.
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