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16 Schoolgirls, 10 Others Killed in Yemen Suicide Bombings

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Dec 18
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At least twenty-six people were killed Tuesday (Dec. 16) when two suicide bombers attacked a Shiite rebel checkpoint and the home of a Shiite rebel leader in Yemen. Among the dead were 16 young girls, who were on a primary school bus passing through the checkpoint. 


The attack occurred in Radda, al Bayda Province. 


Christian Today reports that a truck went through the checkpoint with a load of potatoes concealing explosive devices underneath. In the attack on the home of rebel leader Abdullah Idris, a car was loaded with bombs was driven into the house. 


 Al-Qaeda has been blamed for the attacks by Shiite rebels, as well as Yemen’s Defense Ministry. The Guardian reports that the Defense Ministry called the suicide bombings a “cowardly terrorist attack on the home of a citizen and a school bus.” 



Publication date: December 18, 2014