SANA, Yemen: A suicide bomber killed nine people including six Spanish tourists Monday when he drove his car into the site of an ancient temple, police officials said.
In addition to the Spanish tourists, three Yemenis, including the suicide bomber, died, said the police officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Witnesses said a car drove through a gate and then exploded at the Queen of Sheba temple in northeastern Yemen, which was built about 3,000 years ago.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but security officials said they had received information last month about a possible Al Qaeda attack. The officials said Al Qaeda had demanded the release of some of its members jailed in the Arab state and that Sana reconsider its cooperation with Washington.