Gunmen murder Yemeni security staff at US mission
October 12, 2012, 12:01 am TWN
DUBAI--Unidentified gunmen shot dead a senior Yemeni security official employed by the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa in a hit-and-run attack on Thursday, a security official and a U.S. diplomat said.
Qassem Aqlan was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove along Sittin Street, a main artery of the Yemeni capital, the official said, adding the assailants managed to escape.
A U.S. diplomat said Aqlan was in charge of coordinating a U.S. and Yemeni probe into an attack last month on the embassy by protesters angry over an anti-Islam film that triggered a wave of deadly demonstrations across the Muslim world.
The U.S. State Department confirmed the killing.