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Suicide bomber kills 'more than 30' in southern Yemen

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Suicide bomber kills 'more than 30' in southern Yemen


Yemen has been hit by a fresh wave of violence, highlighting the enduring threat of Islamist militancy in the country.

In the latest explosion, more than 30 people were reported killed and dozens wounded when a suspected suicide bomber struck at a funeral on Saturday in the southern town of Jaar.

Reports suggest an al Qaeda bomber targeted tribesman who had sided with Yemeni soldiers during an offensive against the Islamists. The army announced it had regained control of Jaar from militants in June, in what Yemen’s government hailed as a major victory.

Five people died on Friday in the southern city of Taizz where officials said a man on a motorbike threw a bomb into a crowded market. Also on Friday, an explosion at an internet cafe in the capital Sanaa reportedly left one man dead.

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