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Yemen says it will continue to fight its "war on terror," after Al Qaeda claimed Monday's suicide attack that killed 96 soldiers at a military parade rehearsal.
Yemen says it will continue what it called its “war on terror," after Al Qaeda claimed Monday's suicide attack that killed 96 soldiers at a military parade rehearsal, Agence France Presse reported.
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Authorities this morning canceled the parade, which was to mark the 22nd anniversary of the unification of north and south Yemen.
The UN, Europe and Washington have condemned the bombing, in which a man posing as a Yemeni soldier blew himself up, the BBC reported.
At least 300 people were wounded, in what is the deadliest attack in Yemen since President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi took over from Ali Abdullah Saleh in February.
The Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility.
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The incident comes after Yemeni authorities this month launched a US-backed military operation in the southern Abyan province, in an effort to push insurgents out of their strongholds.