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Sanaa holds funerals for victims of suicide bombing

Yemen's Defence Ministry via Reuters

Soldiers carry coffins during the funeral of dozens of soldiers killed in Monday's suicide bombing in Sanaa on May 24. A man with explosives strapped under his army uniform killed more than 90 people in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday when he blew himself up in the midst of a military parade rehearsal, the defence ministry said.

Funerals were held today for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing in Sanaa, Yemen. The attacks killed more than 90 people at a military parade rehearsal and wounded about 200 others. On Tuesday, the National Day parade was relocated to air force academy under heavy security. Reuters reports:

Yemeni soldiers marched in a National Day parade on Tuesday as the president watched from behind a bullet-proof glass shield in a show of defiance after a bomber killed more than 90 troops in an attack on the ceremony's rehearsal.

A somber mood hung over the event, meant to celebrate the 1990 unification of north and south Yemen, but it passed off without any repeat of Monday's bloodshed despite militant threats to carry out more attacks.

The bombing, one of the deadliest in Yemen in recent years, was a setback in its battle against Islamists linked to al Qaeda and heightened U.S. concerns over a country in the front line of Washington's global war on militants. Continue reading.

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A Yemeni soldiers sits next to the grave of a comrade who was killed in a suicide bombing that targeted soldiers earlier in the week, at a cemetery in Sanaa on May 24. A suicide bomber clad in a soldier's uniform detonated explosives on May 21 as Yemeni troops were rehearsing for a parade scheduled for May 22, killing 96 soldiers and wounding 300 more.

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A Yemeni man walks over graves at a cemetery ahead of burying dozens of soldiers who were killed in a suicide bombing in Sana'a, Yemen, on May 24.

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military parade rehearsal in Yemen's capital, killing more than 90 soldiers. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.