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article imageYemen police academy attacked by suicide bomber

By Paul Iddon     Jul 11, 2012 in World
Sanaa - At least ten Yemeni police cadets have been killed by Islamist militants who are currently waging a war against the Yemeni government.
According to reports from AFP, BBC News and Reuters among others the perpetrator detonated himself at the entrance of a police academy in the country's capital Sanaa.
The High Security Commission claims that "terrorists from the Al-Qaeda network," executed this "cowardly attack," which has slain at least 10 people, wounding 15 along with them. The attack was carried out when the police cadets were leaving the academy.
Near the end of last month Yemeni troops seized Al-Qaeda's last stronghold in the south. The Jihadist group had been capitalizing on the unrest in Yemen last year by seizing territory in the south. Upon being dismembered and dispersed by the Yemeni Army last month it has vowed revenge.
It has since then killed the army's commander for the south and targeted two other Yemini security officials.
No one has officially claimed responsibility for the attack, but it does bear the obvious traits of an Al-Qaeda one.
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