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Yemen: Suicide Bomber Kills 20 Soldiers At Parade Drill

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say militants have opened fire on three U.S. Coast Guard trainers in western Yemen, wounding one.

The officials say the shooting took place on Sunday in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida in western Yemen. The three Americans were traveling in a car near their hotel when the militants pulled up in another vehicle and sprayed them with machinegun fire.

The officials had no word on the condition of the wounded American.

The officials spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say 20 soldiers died when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military parade drill in the capital Sanaa.

Medical and military officials say the bomber was a soldier who was participating in the rehearsal on Monday at a main square near the presidential palace in Sanaa. It was a practice for the celebration of Yemen's National Day on Tuesday.

Scores of others were also wounded in the attack.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.