Yemen blames Al Qaeda for deadly Sanaa attack
January 08 2015 10:58 PM
Wounded Yemenis receive treatment at a hospital Sanaa yesterday.
Wounded Yemenis receive treatment at a hospital Sanaa yesterday.


Yemen’s top security body has blamed Al Qaeda for a bomb blast at a police academy in

Sanaa, as authorities gave a new toll yesterday of 40 killed in the attack. “This cowardly

criminal action reflects the bloodthirsty and savage character of elements belonging to

the terrorist Al Qaeda organisation,” the Supreme Security Committee said in a statement.

But a leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen, Sheikh Saleh Abdel Ilah al-Dahab, denied any

involvement by the militant group in Wednesday’s attack. “Al-Qaeda has nothing to do with

the incident,” he wrote on Twitter, accusing the Shia Houthi militia of being behind the

bombing.


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