Suicide bomber kills at least 24 at ceremony in Yemen

January 1, 2015 12:47 AM

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Suicide bomber kills at least 24 at ceremony in Yemen

A suicide bomber attacked a ceremony Wednesday hosted by Shiite rebels commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, killing at least 24 people and wounding 48 in a country plagued by militants, authorities said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on a cultural center in the city of Ibb, some 190 kilometers (120 miles) from the capital, Sanaa, though Yemen's local al-Qaida branch has carried out similar attacks in the past. Civilian officials, Shiite rebels, a famed poet and a leader ...

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