Al-Qaida attacks kill at least 33 people in Yemen

October 20, 2014 8:13 PM

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SANAA: At least 33 people were killed in suicide bombing and gun attacks in central Yemen, tribal sources and medics said on Monday, as al-Qaida fighters seized a Yemeni city in a new challenge to the central government.

Violence has spread in Yemen since Shi'ite Muslim Houthis took over the capital, Sanaa, last month, threatening the stability of a country that borders on Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter.

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