section name: 10

BREAKING: Bombings Outside Cabinet Leave 12 Dead, Defense Minister Unharmed

Published on 11 September 2012 in News
Yemen Times Staff (author)

Yemen Times Staff


hide
Reporters described the scene as

Reporters described the scene as "total destruction."

At approximately 1 p.m., an explosion outside the Yemeni Cabinet left 12 people dead, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior (MOI). It is unclear how many bombs were detonated. The bombs were assumed to have targeted Minister of Defense Mohammed Nasser Ahmed. He survived the attack; however, the MOI statement indicates that seven of his guards were among those who died. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.