UN Security Council strongly condemns Yemen bomb attack

The UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned "in the strongest terms" the bomb attack against the Police Academy in Sanaa, Yemen.

In a press statement issued here, the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.

At least 37 people were killed and dozens of others wounded earlier Wednesday when a car bomb exploded outside the police academy in Sanaa.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack, but local officials allegedly said such attacks were always carried out by al-Qaida militants.

In the statement, the Security Council also condemned recent bomb attacks happened elsewhere in Yemen, including the Dec. 31 attack in Ibb and the Jan. 4 attack in Dhamar.

On Sunday, a bomb attack targeted Houthi local headquarters in Dhamar province, some 100 km south of the Yemeni capital, killing four people and injuring 25 others.

Last week, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite Houthi religious ceremony in the southern province of Ibb, killing 33 Houthi followers and injuring dozens.

Yemen, an impoverished Arab country, has been gripped by regional al-Qaida insurgency since 2009. Terrorist groups, mainly based in southern and eastern provinces, have launched frequent suicide attacks on the Shiite Houthi militia, army and security targets, leaving hundreds of people dead.