Ban Ki-Moon “strongly condemns the bomb attacks in Radaa in Yemen’s Al Bayda province yesterday, which killed more than 25 people, including at least 15 schoolchildren. The Secretary-General expresses his sympathies and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of these heinous attacks,” the UN statement said.
In Yemen, at least 25 people, including 15 schoolchildren, were killed in two car bomb attacks in the central Radaa city on Tuesday.
After a peaceful regime change in 2011, Yemen has experienced continuous unrest. Despite efforts by the Yemeni authorities, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been persistent in launching attacks in the country’s south.
The city of Radaa in the Al-Baida governorate, which is considered to be an AQAP stronghold, has been the epicenter of fighting between Houthis and AQAP insurgents since October. The conflict has left thousands displaced in the area.