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Campus bomb kills 2 in rebel-held Yemen capital

 

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A bomb hit a university campus in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa killing two people at an event commemorating the country’s 1990 unification, a security official said.
Several people were also seriously wounded, the official said, adding that death toll was likely to rise. The event was organised by the Houthi Shiite rebels who have controlled the capital since September 2014 despite a 14-month-old Saudi-led military intervention in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. The Houthis were commemorating the May 22, 1990 unification of Yemen after centuries of separation between the north and the south, where British colonial rule was followed by a Soviet-backed communist regime.
There was no immediate claim for Tuesday’s bombing but both Al-Qaeda and its extremist rival the IS group have carried out past bombings against the Houthis, whose Zaidi Shiite faith they regard as heretical.

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