2007 attack on tourists in Yemen


2007 attack on tourists in Yemen

Infobox terrorist attack
title=2007 Yemen tourist attack


caption=
location=Mareb, Yemen
target=Belgian Tourists
date=July 2, 2007
time-begin=
time-end=
timezone=UTC+3
type=Car Bomb
fatalities=10
injuries=12
susperps=
perps=Al-Qaeda

The 2007 Yemen tourist attack was a car bomb attack on Spanish tourists visiting the Queen of Sheba temple in Mareb, Ma'rib Governorate on July 2, 2007.

Details

A member of Al-Qaeda rammed an explosive-laden car into a tourist convoy killing 8 Spanish tourists, 2 Yemeni Drivers, and injuring 12. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/middle_east/6936999.stm bbc.co.uk - Yemeni tourist bombers ‘killed’] ]

Aftermath

In August 8, four militants died in a Yemeni security forces raid near Mareb, one of them Kassem al-Raimi, who was the top al-Qaeda operative who masterminded the attacks. Raimi was involved in other operations and was one of 13 convicted prisoners who escaped from a Sanaa prison in 2006.

ee also

*List of terrorist incidents, 2007
*2008 attack on tourists in Yemen

References

External links

* [http://warvictims.wordpress.com/2007/08/08/yemen-yemeni-tourist-bombers-killed/ warvictims.com]


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