Yemen attack, Belgian tourists are home

21st January 2008, Comments 0 comments

Belgian holidaymakers who survived a terrorist atrocity in Yemen arrived safe and sound at Brussels Airport

The Belgian holidaymakers who survived a terrorist atrocity in Yemen arrived safe and sound at Brussels Airport on Saturday.

Two of their number were killed, a third was badly injured.

Two Yemeni nationals were also killed.

The press was kept at a distance from the holidaymakers at Zaventem, but a Red Cross official told the VRT that they were very much under the impression of what had happened.

The Belgians came under fire in Hadhramaut.

The injured holidaymaker returns home on Sunday.

Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht (Flemish liberal) told the VRT that terrorists had threatened to target holidaymakers in Yemen, the country from which Osama Bin Laden originates.

For a while Belgian Foreign Ministry advice has been not to travel to Yemen.

The Yemeni authorities are convinced Osama Bin Laden's al Qaeda is behind the attack.

The Belgian Foreign Minister says it's too early to draw conclusions.

On Sunday the bodies of the two Belgian women killed arrived at Brussels Airport.

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