Gunmen kill intelligence official in southern Yemen

Gunmen on motorbikes reportedly killed a high-ranking Yemeni intelligence official in the southeastern province of Hadramout early Tuesday. Colonel Ahmed Baramda, assistant director of the country’s Intelligence Bureau, was shot dead near his home in Mukalla city by masked gunmen, Xinhua quoted a local police officer as saying. Security sources believe that Al-Qaeda militants, active in the province, could have been behind the attack.

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