Alarming Yemeni’s leaders to disrupt back support of Washington in the front-line state for political reform, a suicide bomber packed with explosives under his uniform attacked in the middle of an army battalion at a parade rehearsal in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday.
Around 100 troops were killed and 300 wounded in this suicide bombing, according to source report.
It has been said that Yemen’s defence minister and chief of staff, both were present at the rehearsal for National Day parade but they are safe.
However, Militant group Ansar al-Sharia affiliated to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula took responsibility to carry for suicide attack that was a move to the “crimes” of the security forces.
While interacting with media, Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt expressing deep sadness, said, “This cowardly attack must not be allowed to stall or prevent progress towards the completion of rigorous reform.”
Being slammed the suicide bombing, he warned it underlined the scale of the security challenge facing the Yemeni government, source said.
“Security forces will become tougher and more determined in pursuing terrorist elements,” Yemeni Newly elected President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi said who solemnly promised to out break the Al-Qaeda militants from Yemen’s provinces.
The explosion went off while the parade rehearsal was being over. There were scenes of carnage at the exploded place with bloodied victims and body parts such as arms and legs blown off across the 10-lane road, not far from the presidential palace.