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Yemen hunts '19 Qaeda' after Sanaa jailbreak

Yemeni security forces were on Friday hunting down 29 inmates, including 19 suspected Al-Qaeda members, who broke out of jail in a deadly assault in the capital. The official Saba news agency cited an interior ministry statement as saying 29 people convicted "of various terrorist and criminal charges" escaped when a blast breached the facility's outer wall on Thursday. Security officials said the two-pronged assault began when an explosives-laden vehicle slammed into the eastern gate just after sunset.

Yemen hunts '19 Qaeda' after Sanaa jailbreak

Yemeni security forces were on Friday hunting down 29 inmates, including 19 suspected Al-Qaeda members, who broke out of jail in a deadly assault in the capital. The official Saba news agency cited an interior ministry statement as saying 29 people convicted "of various terrorist and criminal charges" escaped when a blast breached the facility's outer wall on Thursday. Security officials said the two-pronged assault began when an explosives-laden vehicle slammed into the eastern gate just after sunset.

14 'mostly Qaeda' inmates flee Yemen jail after attack

Fourteen inmates, mostly from Al-Qaeda, managed to escape from the central prison in Yemen's capital Thursday when gunmen launched a deadly assault on the facility, officials said. Seven policemen and three gunmen were killed, according to the interior ministry and security officials. Another two policemen and two gunmen were wounded, and one of the attackers was captured, the ministry said. The two-pronged attack began when an explosives-laden vehicle exploded at the facility's eastern entrance, breeching a hole in the prison fence, security officials said.

14 'mostly Qaeda' inmates flee Yemen jail after attack

Fourteen inmates, mostly from Al-Qaeda, managed to escape from the central prison in Yemen's capital Thursday when gunmen launched a deadly assault on the facility, officials said. Seven policemen and three gunmen were killed, according to the interior ministry and security officials. Another two policemen and two gunmen were wounded, and one of the attackers was captured, the ministry said.

21 militants killed by own car bomb in Iraq

A car bomb mistakenly went off in a militant compound north of Baghdad on Monday, killing 21 insurgents including a suicide bomber, an anti-Qaeda militiaman and a police officer said. The group were filming a propaganda video of the would-be suicide attacker when a technical glitch set off the car bomb in the Jilam area south of Samarra, according to Majeed Ali, the head of the Sahwa militia force in the city, and a police officer. str/ak/psr/bpz

At least one person killed in blast near Yemen's oil ministry

By Adel and al-Khader SANAA (Reuters) - A bomb exploded inside a taxi in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday, killing a colonel in the country's domestic secret service, a security source said. It was the latest attack targeting senior officers in the Western-allied country. The source said two other people were seriously wounded in the blast which occurred outside the oil ministry building in downtown Sanaa. The source blamed Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda for the attack.

Yemen opens trial of 6 'Qaeda' accused of killing, kidnap

A Yemeni court specialising in terrorism cases began the trial on Sunday of six Al-Qaeda suspects accused of murdering a Saudi diplomat and kidnapping a Swiss woman. The defendants, two of them being tried in absentia, are charged with forming part -- between 2011 and 2013 -- of "an armed group linked to Al-Qaeda," the official Saba news agency reported. The group are accused of murdering a Saudi diplomat in November 2012.

South African's Qaeda kidnappers 'will not execute him'

Al-Qaeda militants who kidnapped a South African teacher in Yemen last year will not execute him despite their deadline for receiving $3 million (2.2 million euros) in ransom expiring Saturday, a mediator said. Pierre Korkie, 56, was abducted along with his wife in Yemen's second city Taiz in May by members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Korkie's wife Yolande was freed last month with the help of the mediator from one of Yemen's powerful tribes and returned home.

South African's Qaeda kidnappers 'will not execute him'

Al-Qaeda militants who kidnapped a South African teacher in Yemen last year will not execute him despite their deadline for receiving $3 million (2.2 million euros) in ransom expiring Saturday, a mediator said. Pierre Korkie, 56, was abducted along with his wife in Yemen's second city Taiz in May by members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Korkie's wife Yolande was freed last month with the help of the mediator from one of Yemen's powerful tribes and returned home.

Three convicted of some charges tied to 2012 Chicago NATO plot

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Three men accused of plotting to attack high-profile targets during a 2012 NATO summit in Chicago were convicted by a jury Friday on mob action and arson charges, but acquitted on terrorism-related charges, a setback for prosecutors. The men, known as the "NATO 3," had faced seven charges each, including conspiracy to commit terrorism under a state anti-terrorism law adopted after the September 11, 2001, attacks.
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