12 killed in suicide attack on Yemen Shiite rebels

AFP, Friday 25 May 2012

A vehicle laden with explosives drove into a school-turned Shiite base in Yemen

Yemeni officers and soldiers carry coffins of soldiers who were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a parade square during their funeral procession in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, May 24, 2012. (Photo: AP)

A suicide attacker drove his bomb-laden vehicle into a post held by Shiite Zaidi rebels in Yemen's northern Al-Jawf province, killing 12 people on Friday, a tribal chief and witnesses said.

"Twelve people were killed in a suicide attack using a bomb-laden car that stormed a post held by Huthis [Zaidis] in Al-Jawf," the tribal chief said.

Witnesses confirmed that a car stormed a school in the town of Hazm in Al-Jawf, which the rebels have turned into a base.

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