Yemeni intelligence officer killed, general escapes in ambushes

December 29, 2014 3:27 PM

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ADEN (Reuters) - A senior Yemeni intelligence officer was shot dead on Monday by militants suspected to be linked to al-Qaeda, while an army general escaped a separate ambush in eastern Yemen, security sources said.

The intelligence officer, Colonel Nasser Ahmed, was targeted was he was driving in the southern city of al-Bayda, the sources told Reuters.

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