Scores killed as Yemen suicide bomber hits military parade rehearsal [View all]
Source: The Australian
A Yemeni soldier dressed in uniform blew himself up in the middle of an army battalion in Sanaa, killing at least 96 troops and wounding more than 300 others, medical officials said.
The suicide attack was the deadliest in the country's capital since newly-elected President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi pledged to oust al-Qa'ida militants from Yemen's mostly lawless and restive southern and eastern provinces.
So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the blast which according to witnesses was heard across the city, causing panic among residents.
The unidentified bomber detonated his explosives as soldiers from the government's central security forces, commanded by a nephew of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, rehearsed for an army parade to mark the 22nd anniversary of the unification of north and south Yemen, according to the official.