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May 23, 2022

Twin suicide attacks kill 12 tribesmen in Yemen

Twin suicide attacks in southern Yemen killed 12 tribesmen early Sunday morning, authorities said. According to the CNN, the tribesmen are part of a small force fighting al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Abyan province. In one of the attacks, a suicide bomber approached a group of fighters, shook hands and sat with them before detonating explosives, tribal fighters said. The blast killed five people, in addition to the bomber. In the second attack, seven people were killed in addition to the suicide bomber, the fighters said. The militants call themselves “Ansar Sharia,” and say that their mission is to spread Islamic law in Yemen.

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