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Yemen defense minister escapes deadly car bombing

Reuters reportsYemen's defense minister escaped an assassination attempt on Tuesday but at least 12 people died in the car bombing that followed the killing of al-Qaida's second-in-command in the country, government officials said.

Witnesses said the blast happened as Maj. Gen. Muhammad Nasir Ahmad's motorcade left the prime minister's office in Sanaa after a cabinet meeting. Interior Minister Abdul Qader Qahtan told state television that seven security guards and five civilians were killed and 12 other people were wounded. Read the full story.

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