52 medics killed in Yemen ministry attack

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This photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry shows security forces at the scene after an explosion at the Defense Ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP Photo/Yemen Defense Ministry)

SANAA - Yemen's Higher Security Committee said 52 doctors and nurses were killed in Thursday's attack on the Ministry of Defence and around 162 people were injured.

A suicide bomber and gunmen wearing army uniforms targeted the ministry compound in the capital Sanaa in the worst single attack in Yemen for 18 months.

A statement by the committee said some of those killed were Germans. It did not give a number of officers and gunmen dead.

Reuters


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