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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

25 Killed in Car Bomb Attack in Yemen

Two car bombs exploded Tuesday south of the Yemeni capital, hitting a
school bus that was traveling near a Shi'ite rebel gathering and
killing 25 people, including at least 15 students.

Sources say the attack in the Rada area of the central province of
al-Bayda targeted the home of a leader of the Shi'ite rebels, known as
the Houthis.

The sources blamed the attack on al-Qaida militants.

It is not clear if the other 10 people killed in the attack were rebel fighters.

Rada is a bastion of al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen, al-Qaida in the
Arabian Peninsula. The Houthis and al-Qaida have engaged in fierce
fighting in Rada in recent months.

Also Tuesday, Shi'ite rebel gunmen prevented Yemen's new military
chief from entering the Defense Ministry in the capital, Sana'a. The
Houthis seized control of Sana'a a few months ago to little resistance
from the weak Yemen central government led by President Abed Rabbo
Mansour Hadi.

The Houthis rise to power has angered al-Qaida in the Arabian
Peninsula, which accuses them of being supported by Iran.

Credit: VOA News

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