Sana’a: At least 20 people were killed and several others wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of a police academy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, security and rescue officials said.
According to reports, speaking on the condition of anonymity, the security official said that the suicide bomber blew himself up at the police academy in Sanaa and killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens.
He added that most of the casualties were police cadets who were leaving the academy for the weekend.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Wednesday’s blast is the second deadliest in the capital since President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi took power in February and pledged to destroy Al-Qaeda’s presence in the country.
The police academy is located near Sabeen Square where on May 21, a Yemeni soldier, packing powerful explosives under his uniform, blew himself up in the middle of an army battalion.
United States considers Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penisula (AQAP), as the most dangerous off-shot of the terror organisation working across the globe.