1. BLAST

    Bombing in Yemen Kills 96

    Image #: 17975152    Forensic policemen collect evidence at the site of a suicide bomb attack at a parade square in Sanaa May 21, 2012. A uniformed man blew himself up in the midst of a military parade rehearsal attended by senior officials in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 60, a police source said. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)       REUTERS /Khaled Abdullah /LANDOV

    Khaled Abdullah, Reuters / Landov

    A suicide bomber reportedly disguised as a soldier struck in Yemen on Monday, killing 96 people and injuring at least 200 others. A group with ties to al Qaeda has climb responsibility for the bombing that struck a group of soldiers gathered near the presidential palace in the capital. The soldiers were preparing for a military parade organized in honor of a national holiday to be celebrated Tuesday. Hundreds of bystanders were wounded, and first responders rushed to the scene to take away the wounded. Yemeni forces launched an attack less than two weeks ago against Islamic radicals with ties to al Qaeda in one of the country’s southern provinces.

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