Attack on prison in Yemeni capital kills 11

Feb 14, 2014, 7:11 AM EST
A Yemeni soldier stands guard in a street near the central prison after gunmen tried to storm it on February 13, 2014 in Sanaa.
AFP/Mohammed Huwais

Eleven people were killed when attackers mounted a bomb, grenade and gun assault on the main prison in Yemen's capital on Thursday to free inmates, security sources and witnesses said. Explosions and gunfire could be heard several kilometers away from the prison in northern Sanaa, which has al Qaeda members among its inmates. The biggest explosion rattled windows in the area.

Background:

Attack on prison in Yemeni capital kills 11 [Reuters]

Al-Qaeda inmates freed in Yemen jail attack [Aljazeera]

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