Top Yemen Al Qaeda man accidentally blows himself up

May 22nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, May 22 (ANI): Top Al-Qaeda man, Nayif Al-Qahtani accidentally blew himself up while tinkering with a bomb.

An Al-Qaeda newsletter broke the news of Qahtani’s death, saying he died in Yemen’s Abyan province.

According to Fox News, Qahtani was an important figure in Al Qaeda ranks and acted as a “liaison between Al Qaeda cells in Yemen and Saudi Arabia” according to the US State Department.

Qahtani managed Al Qaeda operations in Yemen and received financial support from abroad to launch attacks in both Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

He was “a vibrant guy linked to ongoing operations planning, and his death will have an impact,” an official told Fox News. (ANI)

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