SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — A suicide bomber late on Saturday killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens more in the Yemeni village of Jaar, in the Abyan province.
That area had been retaken from al-Qaeda fighters in a massive government operation in June, but unrest followed.
Reuters news agency reported that the bomber appears to have targeted people who supported the military during the offensive against the Islamist militants.
Al-Qaida-linked militants had seized several towns in Abyan province last year, while the government was preoccupied with the pro-democracy uprising against then-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Saleh’s successor, President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, launched an offensive in May to recapture some of those areas.
Violence and uncertainty continues to reign over much of Yemen, and the United Nations has called for restraint in order to deliver food aid to the impoverished country.—www.shafaqna.com/english