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.


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.