Yemen suicide bomb kills 45

At least 45 people have been killed in a suicide attack in Yemen's southern city of Jaar. The attack is the deadliest since the army declared victory over Islamist militants in June.

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Bomber targets Yemen government allies

The suicide attack that killed at least 45 people and wounded dozens more struck a funeral of the head of a group of tribal fighters that sided with the Yemeni army during the offensive that drove al Qaeda-linked militants from their strongholds in the souther province of Abyan.

Abyan governor Jamal al-Aqel condemned the attack and said an investigation was under way.

This is a cowardly, criminal, terrorist attack

The attack highlights the enduring threat of Islamist militancy in Yemen and may alarm the United States and Saudi Arabia, which increasingly views the impoverished state as a front line in their war on al-Qaeda.

Suicide bomb kills at least 45 in Yemen

The attack occurred at a graveyard. Credit: AFP

A suicide bomber struck a funeral in the southern city of Jaar in Yemen overnight, killing at least 45 people and wounding dozens more, according to the defence minister.

Hundreds were attending the funeral of a tribal leader known for loyality to the Yemeni army. Credit: AFP


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