Yemeni employee of US embassy shot dead in Sanaa

Gunmen have shot and killed a local employee of the US embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.  Security Official Qassem Aqlan was going to work when he was attacked by masked men on a motorbike, Yemeni and embassy officials said.  Mr Aqlan had worked at the embassy for at least 10 years.

So far, no group has said it carried out the attack but some officials in Sanaa said it bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants.

Other attacks have targeted has said it carried out the attack but some officials in Sanaa said it bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants.  Senior officials at the State Department are saddened by the incident.  Aqlan was responsible for co-ordinating security information between the embassy and Yemeni authorities.

He also took part in the investigation of the attack that took part last month.  This as you remember, was blamed on an anti Muslim video, which proved to be false.

They were driven back by security forces.

Employees at the US embassy in Sanaa told BBC Arabic that Mr Aqlan might have been killed because he was about to reveal “compelling evidence” about who was behind the storming of the heavily fortified embassy.  BBC

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