A popular committee leader in Yemen was killed Sunday (August 19th) when a suspected al-Qaeda suicide bomber blew himself up amid a gathering of pro-army popular committee members, AFP reported.
The suicide bomber entered a house in Moudia used as the committees' headquarters and blew himself up, killing Nasser Ali Mansour. Six others were wounded and transferred to the hospital.
The new attack came after suspected al-Qaeda militants launched a rocket attack and carried out a suicide bombing on Saturday against the government's intelligence headquarters in Aden, killing 19 soldiers.
The popular committees are pro-government armed groups that helped the army expel al-Qaeda from areas previously controlled by the terrorist group in southern Yemen, notably Abyan province.