Yemeni authorities found on Wednesday the body of a security officer who was kidnapped weeks ago in Hadramout province, sources told Yemen Post.
The sources quoted security sources as saying the body was discovered in the Sayoon city and that torture traces and four bullets were found on it.
"The body was of the deputy security director and traffic director in the Qatan district Major. Alnomairi Abdul Oudi," it quoted medical sources at the Sayoon hospital.
The major was abducted on November 29 while leaving mosque after the dawn prayers, but those responsible have not been identified yet, according to two sources.
Tens of Yemeni security and military officers, mostly intelligence detectives, have been assassinated in the past few months in main cities including the capital Sanaa, Aden and Hadramout.
Two days ago, two officers including a general from the defense minister were shot dead by assassins who were on motorbikes in downtown Sanaa.
Most of the killings have been blamed on Al-Qaeda which has received devastated blows since the army drove its militants out of their strongholds in Abyan and Shabwa earlier this year.
US drones have contributed much to targeting key Al-Qaeda operatives including wanted leaders, mostly in southern and southeastern regions.