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Sun Aug 5, 2012, 11:56 AM

Yemen suicide bomber kills 45 in Abyan

Source: BBC

5 August 2012 Last updated at 14:47 GMT

Yemen suicide bomber kills 45 in Abyan

The Yemeni government has blamed al-Qaeda for a suicide bombing that has killed at least 45 people in the southern province of Abyan.

Dozens more were wounded in the attack on a funeral in the city of Jaar.

The bomber is said to have detonated an explosive belt during the service held by a tribal militia that supported the army during recent fighting.

Earlier, five alleged al-Qaeda militants were killed in a suspected US drone strike, Yemeni officials said.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19132096

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