Breaking news out of Yemen where multiple news outlets are reporting two suicide car-bombs attacks today, one against a Shiite rebel checkpoint and another against the home of a Shiite rebel leader where the bomb detonated as a school bus was passing by:

British ambassador to Yemen:

Chairman Spectator Magazines:

“Clearly in crisis” puts it mildly.

More from Reuters:

At least 25 people died when two car bombs exploded in Radaa city in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda, local and medical sources said.

The first car bomb exploded near a checkpoint manned by Shi’ite Houthi rebels while a school bus was passing, killing 15 students, sources said. The second car exploded near the house of an official in the area rumored to support Houthis killing ten, they said.

Radaa is a bastion of the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

Flashback: Remember when President Obama heralded our counter-terrorism efforts in Yemen as a success?

Yeah. That might need to be reevaluated.



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