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Yemen Says Al-Qaeda Behind President-Palace Attack, Saba Reports

February 26, 2012

Al-Qaeda was behind a suicide car bombing at the gate of the presidential palace in Yemen’s southeastern city of Mukalla that left 21 members of the presidential guard and a woman dead, the state-run Saba news agency reported. It cited the preliminary findings of a regional security committee that is investigating the attack.

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