Horrifying video of al-Qaeda deadly attack on Yemeni hospital

Thu Dec 12, 2013 15:33:38

Yemen state TV has aired footage of al-Qaeda’s recent deadly attack on a military hospital in capital Sana’a.

The attack, which took place last Thursday, was part of a wider terrorist assault on the Defense Ministry compound in the capital.

52 people were killed and 167 wounded in the country's worst terrorist attack in 18 months.

CCTV camera footage (see below) shows the dramatic moments when terrorists detonated two separate car-bombs and stormed the compound, picking off patients and staff alike with cold-blooded accuracy.

In one particularly harrowing incident, a terrorist encounters a group of people huddled together in fear in a narrow corridor. After calmly approaching them he hurls a grenade and runs - with his terrified victims scattering in panic or falling dead or injured amid the resultant explosion.

Al-Qaeda has stepped up its attacks against Yemeni security forces in recent years - though these attacks have been mainly in the lawless southern and eastern provinces where extremist groups are active - taking advantage of the weakening of the central government in Sana’a since a popular uprising that toppled president Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2011.


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