Aug. 10 - A Yemeni officer dies in a car bomb attack that officials say has the hallmarks of al Qaeda. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: A senior Yemeni military officer was killed when a bomb planted in his car exploded in the southeastern city of Mukalla in an attack blamed on al Qaeda, a security official said Friday.
The bombing was the latest in a series of attacks on senior figures or government institutions in Yemen since a U.S.-backed offensive drove Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda from their strongholds in the southern part of the country in June.
Brigadier Omar Barasheed, dean of the Command and General Staff College, died in hospital from injuries incurred in the bombing, an official told Reuters.
His bodyguard was killed and a civilian was wounded.
The official, who asked not be named, said all signs indicated al-Qaeda was behind the attack, which happened late on Thursday (August 9) in the capital of Hadramaut province.
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