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Three Dies As Suicide Bomber Hits Iran Envoy’s Residence In Yemen With Car Full Of Explosives

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Rescuers search for survivors at the residence of the Iranian ambassador after a car bomb attack in Sanaa

A suicide attacker reportedly drove a car filled with explosives at the Iranian ambassador’s residence in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing three people, security officials said. Read more on Reuters:

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which occurred while Iran’s envoy was away. But it mirrored past bombings carried out by al Qaeda’s Yemen branch, Sunni Muslim jihadists who often targets state institutions and regard Shi’ite Muslims as heretics.

Iran, the Middle East’s major Shi’ite power, backs Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthi rebel movement that took over Sanaa in September and has since seized swathes of the country’s north and center.

Wednesday’s attack, the second such bombing in the capital in as many months, blew a large hole in the Iranian residence and sent rubble flying across the street of the well-guarded diplomatic quarter of the city, a Reuters witness said.

A medical official said a Yemeni civilian and two soldiers were killed. Seventeen people, mostly employees from a nearby oil ministry building, were wounded.

Security officials said the ambassador was unhurt, having left his residence for the embassy 10 minutes before the attack.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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Donald Trump and wife, Melania Trump

President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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