Suicide bomber kills at least 96 in Yemen

Yemen began targetting al-Qaeda linked militants less than two weeks ago.  On Monday, a suicide bomber reportedly dressed as a soldier merged into preparations for a military parade set for a Tuesday national holiday.  When he blew himself up near the presidential palace, at least 96 people died and at least 200 were injured.  Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.  Known as AQAP,  or Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, this is the same group that was recently infiltrated by a CIA agent, who took the “underwear bomb” they were developing and handed it to western officials.

Read more on the Wall Street Journal and the Voice of America

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