Police defused a bomb found in a stairwell of a local media building in Yemen on April 17. They believe the bomb was intended to destroy the whole building.
The building where the bomb was found is home to newspaper Al-Masdar as well as the Yemen Youth television channel in Sana'a, according to Freedom Foundation - Yemen.
The bomb was found in a stairwell window on the third floor, just between the newspaper’s headquarters and Yemen Shabab TV. The Freedom Foundation reported that the bomb’s detonator was U.S.-made while the device itself was Russian. No suspects have come forward at this time. The specific target of the bomb was not immediately obvious, but authorities said the bomb could have decimated all five floors of the building.
There have been four other major threats to the press in Yemen this month, including a kidnapping, death threats and armed threats to press rooms, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported.
CPJ has reported that, in the past year, attacks on journalists have come from all sides and Yemen has been the center of some unrest.
By Ally McEntire.