96 die in Yemen suicide attack
- Published: 21 May 2012 at 17.33
- Online news:
A Yemeni soldier dressed in uniform blew himself up in the middle of an army battalion in Sanaa on Monday, killing at least 96 people and wounding dozens of others, a military official and medics said.
The suicide attack was the deadliest in the country's capital since newly-elected President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi pledged to oust Al-Qaeda militants from Yemen's mostly lawless and restive southern and eastern provinces.
So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the blast which according to witnesses was heard across the city, causing panic among residents.
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