30 Houthis killed in Yemen suicide bombing

At least 30 Houthi rebels have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a gathering in Ibb city of central Yemen, while fighting in Radaa district has killed at least 34 others.

Wednesday's large explosion at the cultural centre also wounded the governor of Ibb province, Al Jazeera has learned.

Houthis were gathered to celebrate the anniversary of Prophet Mohammed's birthday.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but Yemen's powerful local al-Qaeda affiliate - AQAP - has targeted the rebels in the past.

Meanwhile, at least 34 people, including 25 Houthis, six tribesmen and three AQAP fighters, were killed on Tuesday and Wednesday morning in a battle in Khubza and Almanaseh villages in Radaa district of central Yemen.

Fighting broke out when Houthi rebels tried to take the villages from local tribesmen.

 

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