Yemen funeral bombing kills four: security source


ADEN: At least four people were killed Friday when a bomb exploded during the funeral of a pro-government army officer in Yemen’s central Marib province, a security source said.

The explosion struck a tent during the memorial ceremony for General Abdelrab Sheddadi, who himself died this week during clashes with Iran-backed rebels, according to the source.

Ten people were also wounded in the attack, the source said.

It was not immediately clear who carried out the bombing, which came nearly a week after more than 140 people were killed during Saudi-led air strikes on a funeral in the rebel-held capital Sanaa.

That was among the deadliest incidents in Yemen’s war since the coalition intervened in March 2015 on the side of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after Shiite Huthi rebels seized Sanaa and swathes of the country.

Following the Sanaa funeral strikes, ex-president and key rebel figure Ali Abdullah Saleh in a televised address called on supporters to take revenge on Saudi Arabia and its allies.

The United Nations says Yemen’s conflict has killed 6,885 people, around half of them civilians.