People’s Committees chief again escapes assassination attempt
Mohammed Bin Mohammed, head of the Intelligence Department in Abyan, said Al-Sayed underwent several successful medical operations and then was moved from the Intensive Care Unit to another room. He is fine now, according to Bin Mohammed.
“Al-Sayed played a great role in combating Al-Qaeda militants in Abyan; therefore, they are trying to assassinate him,” Bin Mohammed said.
In return, Sadeq Haid, Aden’s Security Chief, said that a violent explosion was heard Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Khoor Maksar. He said the explosion targeted Al-Sayed specifically.
Haid said a suicide bomber was talking to Al-Sayed when he suddenly detonated the explosive.
Consequently, Al-Sayed and three of his guards were injured.
Al-Sayed was taken to Sana’a to receive treatment. It has been rumored he will be taken to Saudi Arabia to receive further treatment, according to Haid.
Haid said the three guards who were accompanying Al-Sayed are in a stable condition at Al-Jumhoria Hospital in Aden.
Al-Sayed has been exposed to a series of assassination attempts. Prior to Saturday’s assassination attempt, an explosive device was detonated during a condolence ceremony two months ago in Jaar. Forty-five people died.
The People’s Committees were established to battle Al-Qaeda militants located in several areas of Abyan.
In response to the assassination attempt, the fighters pledged to continue fighting Al-Qaeda militants until eliminating them completely, according to Al-Masdar Online.