May 21 Photo Brief: Underwater Morning Tea, convicted Lockerbie bomber buried, blast kills 90 in Yemen
The only person convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing is buried in Libya, suicide bomber kills 90 in Yemen, underwater tea party and more in today’s daily brief.
Al-Qaida linked suicide bomber kills 90 in Yemen
Mohammed Ghobari and Tom Finn
SANAA (Reuters) – A suicide bomber with explosives strapped under his uniform killed more than 90 people at a military parade rehearsal in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday, an attack which will alarm Washington as its involvement in the front-line state deepens.
An al Qaida affiliate in Yemen said it had carried out the attack, its most serious yet, to target the defense minister and army commanders. It said it would strike again if a U.S.-backed military campaign against militants in the south did not stop.
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, whose predecessor was toppled in an uprising, said security forces would become ‘tougher and more determined in pursuing terrorist elements’.