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Suicide bomber attacks Yemen's Defense Ministry

In this photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry, security forces are on the scene after an explosion at the Defense Ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.  (AP Photo/Yemen Defense Ministry)

Suicide bomber attacks Yemen's Defense Ministry


An al Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack on Yemen's defense ministry that killed at least 52 people, the country's worst militant assault in 18 months.

"As part of the policy of targeting the operation rooms of pilotless planes, the mujahideen (holy fighters) have heavily struck one of these rooms in the Ministry of Defence headquarters," Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law) said in a Twitter message posted early on Friday. (Reuters)

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