25 Feb '12, 11am

Suicide bombing outside Yemen palace kills 20

Suicide bombing outside Yemen palace kills 20

ADEN: A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle outside a presidential palace in southeastern Yemen Saturday, killing 26 elite troops and overshadowing the swearing in of the first new president in Sanaa since 1978, medics and a military official said. "The bodies of 20 soldiers were taken to the mortuary and there are many others wounded," a medic had said at the Ibn Sina hospital in the Hadramawt provincial capital Mukalla. Another medic said later that "six others have died of their wounds." A military official said that "a pick-up truck driven by a suicide bomber exploded at the entrance of the presidential palace in Mukalla" as Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi took the oath of office as president in the capital. The official said the attack "carries the fingerprints of Al-Qaeda," adding that the attacker "could be Mohammed al-Sayari," a Saudi who is originally from Hadramawt. The same s...

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