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Dec 16, 2014

19:20:42 GMT--Terror Attack - Middle-East - Yemen

EDIS Number: VW-20141216-46352-YEM

Date / time: 16/12/2014 19:18:30 [UTC]

Event: Terror Attack

Area: Middle-East

Country: Yemen

State/County: Province of Al Bayda

Location: Rada

Number of Deads: 25 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


Fifteen children on a schoolbus were among at least 25 people killed in a suicide car bomb attack in central Yemen targeting a Shia militia leader, security sources have said. The children were killed when their bus was caught up in the attack targeting the home of a leader of the Shia militia, known as Huthis, in the town of Rada, a security source said, blaming the attack on al-Qaida militants. A medical source confirmed that at least 25 people had died in the attack on Tuesday. The defence ministry, on its website, condemned "this cowardly terrorist attack on the home of a citizen and a schoolbus", and also held al-Qaida responsible. Yemen has been rocked by instability since the Shia fighters seized control of the capital, Sana'a, in September. The Huthis have since been expanding their presence throughout the country but are facing fierce resistance from Sunni tribes and al-Qaida's powerful Yemeni branch. Tuesday's bomb attack was the second to target Huthis in Rada in little more than a month.

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