Agence France-PresseJanuary 26, 2014 11:01
Unidentified gunmen suspected of belonging to Al-Qaeda shot dead on Sunday a Yemeni police officer in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, a security official said.
Two assailants on a motorbike opened fire at lieutenant colonel Omar al-Mahthuthi in the town of Hawra, as he returned home, the official told AFP.
Mahthuthi died on the spot and the attackers "who belong to Al-Qaeda," fled the scene, the official said.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has been blamed for most of the increasingly common hit-and-run strikes targeting military personnel.