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Car bomb kills 12, injures 25 in southern Yemen


A car bomb attack in southern Yemen has killed over a dozen people and injured 25 others, witnesses and medical sources say.

The attack took place in the city of Lawder in the southern Abayan province on Monday.

Witnesses said a car full of explosives targeted a government military outpost.

Medical officials said the number of casualties is expected to rise.

Authorities have blamed the attack on al-Qaeda militants who have claimed responsibility for several similar attacks in the past.

On February 7, 10 civilians were killed and several others wounded in a powerful explosion at a military camp in northwestern Yemen.

On January 28, eight Yemeni soldiers were killed and 10 others injured in a bomb attack at a military checkpoint in the southern city of Radda in Bayda province.

Over the past few months, al-Qaeda has expanded its presence in Yemen.

Last year, the government launched a wide-scale offensive against militants in Abyan province.

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