Islamic Jihad Group claim responsibility for Sayun blast

الأحد 27 يوليو-تموز 2008 الساعة 12 صباحاً / Mareb Press
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The Organization of Islamic Jihad in Yemen claimed on Friday responsibility for the attack that targeted the Central Security in Say’un city, in Hadramout province. 


In the suicide attack, one policeman was killed and 17 people were injured in the suicide attack and about 366 neighbouring houses were affected by the blast.


The organization said in a statement that the attack came to protect Islam from these festivals and concerts performed by some Arab singers in Yemeni cities. 


The statement said, “We, the Organization of Islamic Jihad in Yemen, claim responsibility for the martyr attack in Hadramut… this is a lesson to those who might be tempted to harm the religion of Islam,” threatening of annihilate them.


The organization said its next operation would be in Sana’a to annihilate those who are trying to corrupt the minds of the youth through singing and the mixing of sexes .


The statement demanded to cancel the concert of an Egyptian singer, Ihab Tawfeeq, within 48 hours, otherwise the concert “will be turned into crying and wailing."


The organization demanded the government in the statement to pay five million dollars within 48 hours in return for stopping the terrorist attack which are “terrifying the people.”


On the other hand, a security source said that the investigation could identify the perpetrator of the suicide attack.


The sources said the perpetrator of the suicide attack was a former student in medial college in Hadramout Science and Technology University and he is called Ahmed Saeed Omar al-Mashjari.

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