There's some very disturbing news out of Yemen today: a suicide bomber dressed in military uniform detonated his explosives in the middle of a parade rehearsal, and according to reports killed at least 96 and wounded at least 300. Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility.
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Reports and details of the attack are still breaking and the death toll seems to be rising. The AFP has reported the figure at 96, while the BBC reports that 63 have died. What we do know is that the attack occurred during a parade rehearsal for Yemen's National Unity Day, which marks the unification of North and South Yemen. "We were in a parade, suddenly there was a huge explosion. Dozens of our men were killed. We tried to help them," Colonel Amin al-Alghabati told Reuters. "The suicide bomber was dressed in a military uniform. He had a belt of explosives underneath." The Telegraph has video of the attack:
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