SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association)— At least 25 people have been killed in a large bomb explosion targeting a police academy in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, security sources say.
Many others were also injured in the bombing at the entrance to the police academy on Wednesday.
According to Yemeni sources, the attacker threw himself into a crowd of cadets as they were leaving the academy after their classes finished and detonated the explosives he was carrying.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is the second deadliest in the Yemeni capital since President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi took power in February.
Police investigators, however, say the attack bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda.
In May, at least 100 Yemeni troops were killed and more than 300 others were injured after an attacker dressed in army uniform blew himself up in the middle of an army battalion during a parade rehearsal in Sana'a.
Al-Qaeda-linked militants have vowed to step up their attacks across Yemen after Yemeni troops in May drove them out of strongholds they took last year during protests against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule.— www.shafaqna.com/english/