Qaeda-style blast wounds Yemen intelligence officer

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A Yemeni intelligence officer was seriously wounded Sunday when a bomb planted in his car exploded in the main southern city of Aden, a security official said.

“A bomb placed in Colonel Faisal Ghanim's car exploded the minute he climbed into the car parked outside his home,” said the official, adding al-Qaeda was suspected of being behind the attack.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, has intensified its attacks on security forces in Yemen, taking advantage of the weakening of the Sanaa central government since a popular uprising that toppled President Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2011.

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