#AceWorldNews says that Yemeni security forces were on Friday hunting down 29 inmates, including 19 suspected Al-Qaeda members, who broke out of jail in the capital, Sanaa, AFP reported.
The Interior Ministry said 29 people convicted “of various terrorist and criminal charges” escaped when a blast breached the facility’s outer wall Thursday.
The two-pronged assault began when an explosives-laden vehicle slammed into the jail’s eastern gate just after sunset. Seven members of the security forces were reportedly killed and four wounded in the assault.
#AceWorldNews reports that a “Yemeni Intelligence Colonel Has Died in Bomb Blast, near Countries `Oil Ministry’ an `Security Official told the AFP“
A Yemeni intelligence colonel was killed when a bomb exploded near the country’s oil ministry, security officials and witnesses said.
The explosive device was reportedly planted under the driver’s seat in the vehicle of Colonel Mohammad Fadhel Hussein, a security official told AFP.
At least three others were wounded in the attack.
The central government in Yemen has struggled to establish security since long-serving President Ali Abdullah Saleh was forced to step down in 2011.
Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, is closely watched by Western and Gulf security experts due to its proximity to Saudi Arabia.
#AceWorldNews says a blast rocked a primary school in Libya’s second city Benghazi during playtime on Wednesday, wounding six children, AFP reported.
It was caused by an explosive device thrown over the exterior wall of the school as the children were playing, according to Fadia al-Barghathi, spokeswoman for Benghazi’s Al-Jala hospital.
The injuries of the children “range between light and moderate,” she said.
A security official described the force of the explosion as “weak.” Witnesses saw an individual throw an explosive device over the school wall during recess, he said.