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May 21, 2012 12:00 AM

Al Qaida-linked group claims massive Yemen bombing; dead were rehearsing for Unity Day parade

A rehearsal for a military parade to mark Yemen’s national day turned into a scene of bloody carnage Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the presidential palace, killing nearly 100 soldiers and wounding scores more in one of the deadliest attacks in this conflict-wracked nation’s recent history.

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