ADEN- Al-Qaida claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack in southern Yemen that killed at least 26 people and injured dozens when it was driven towards a presidential palace in the city of Mukalla in Hadramout province on Saturday.
"Al-Qaida is responsible for the suicide bombing in Mukalla in retaliation for the Republican Guard's crimes," an al-Qaida source told Reuters.
Yemen's newly sworn in president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, had taken the oath of office hours earlier in the capital Sanaa.
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