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Yemeni Protests (2011)
Yemen bombings kill nearly 70; Al Qaeda suspected
Yemen bombings kill nearly 70; Al Qaeda suspected

Two suicide bombers spearheaded attacks in Yemen on Thursday that left nearly 70 people dead, including 19 soldiers, as factional violence continued to batter the weakened government. The deadliest of the two attacks targeted a gathering of Shiite Houthi rebels in the capital, Sana. As hundreds crowded into the central Tahrir Street to protest the nomination of a new prime minister, a man described as being about 20 years old blew himself up while being searched by security officials at the entrance to the protest area. The blast, at about 9 a.m., killed at least 49 people, including four children, and injured about 140 others, 70 critically, the Health Ministry said. The second attack...

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