Suicide bomb kills over 90 soldiers in Yemen
MORE THAN 90 Yemeni troops died in a suicide bomb attack in Sanaa yesterday, one of the bloodiest episodes yet in the deepening power struggle between loyalist forces and Islamist militants after the fall of president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Scores more were wounded in the attack, apparently carried out by a soldier as forces gathered near the presidential palace for a rehearsal of a parade on the country’s national day today, government officials said.
The assault underscores the deteriorating security situation in Yemen and the ferocity of the battle for control of the country, just days after President Barack Obama suggested its political transition from dictatorship could be a model for solving Syria’s crisis. (...)