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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula launched a complex suicide assault on an Army brigade headquarters in Shaqra. Fourteen soldiers, including three colonels, and 12 AQAP fighters were killed during the attack.
An al Qaeda suicide bomber killed six militiamen in an attack on a checkpoint in Mudya in Abyan province. A senior intelligence official was gunned down in Sana'a; an estimated 60 intelligence officials have been assassinated so far this year.
A court convicted seven men of forming an al Qaeda cell that attacked government forces and installations, as well and tourists and embassies, from 2009 to 2011. The men were given sentences of one to six years in prison.
Security forces arrested a suspected American citizen in Ataq in Shabwa province who is reportedly on the al Qaeda watchlist. The military said it disrupted an Iranian espionage cell that operates in Sana'a and Aden, and has Iranian, Syrian, and Yemeni members.
Yemeni troops killed a "gunman" and wounded another in Huta. Tribesmen freed a Turkish man who was kidnapped in September. The head of the largest tribal alliance called for opposing parties to "turn to dialogue."
Yemeni troops foiled a suicide attack on the Al Anad Airbase in Lahj, where the US bases drones and military advisors. President Hadi accused Iran of backing a secessionist movement in southern Yemen.