Yemeni troops clash with rebels aftermath a mosque attack

Clashes between troops and Shi'ite rebels have overnight in the aftermath of a bombing near a northern Yemeni mosque where 18 worshippers died, A Yemeni government official said saturday. The official said three soldiers and four of the rebels of Abdel-Malek al-Hawthi group were killed in clashes in Yemen's remote mountain province of Saada near the Saudi border. Meanwhile, families Saturday buried their beloved ones killed when a bomb rigged to motorcycle blew up after Friday prayers, added the official on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press.