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Suicide attack against Yemen army in Sanaa kills 96

Bomber detonates explosives during rehearsal for parade marking 22nd anniversary of north, south Yemen unification


The bomber detonated his explosives in the middle of battalion of soldiers rehearsing for an army parade to mark the 22nd anniversary of the unification of north and south Yemen, the official added.


Witnesses said human remains were scattered across the site of the blast at Sanaa’s Sabeen Square, where the Yemeni government often holds large military parades.


Monday’s attack is the deadliest since President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi took power in February with a pledge to fight al Qaeda’s growing presence in the country.


It comes 10 days into a massive army offensive against al-Qaeda in Yemen’s restive southern Abyan province, where the jihadists have seized control of a string of towns and cities in attacks launched since last May.



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