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Bomb in Yemen Kills Children as al-Qaida Attacks Shiite Rebel Group

By    |   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 07:49 AM

Two suicide car bombs killed 31 people, including 20 children, in Yemen on Tuesday as suspected al-Qaida fighters attacked Houthi militants, a Shiite rebel group.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the first bomber drove into the rebel checkpoint in Radaa city with a bomb hidden under a pile of potatoes. A school bus was nearby when the bomb detonated.

Osama Sari, a pro-Houthi activist, said the children were all female, and under the age of 12.

"The suicide car bombs were supposed to directly hit the Houthi camp. When they failed to reach the core target, many innocent children lost their lives," Sari told CNN.

The second bomber targeted the home of Shiite rebel leader Abdullah Idris.

Al-Qaida, a Sunni Muslim terrorist network, has been scuffling with Houthis since the Shiite group forcibly took control of Radaa in October.

The Houthis have sided with ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh against Yemen's current office holder, President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

Saleh loyalists, who remain a majority in parliament, accuse Hadi of supporting U.N. sanctions against Saleh and top rebel leaders.

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Two suicide car bombs killed 31 people, including 20 children, in Yemen on Tuesday as suspected al-Qaida fighters attacked Houthi militants, a Shiite rebel group.
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