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A suicide bomber attacked a group of mourners traveling to the funeral of Badruddin al Houthi, the spiritual leader of the Shia Houthi rebels. One person was killed. The US Ambassador to Yemen said Anwar al Awlaki was involved in the recent airline parcel plot.
Security officials claimed several Shabaab operatives have been detained in camps for Somali refugees in the south. Yemen's Endowments Minister claimed Shia Houthis and al Qaeda were operating together to attack the state.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed a soldier in an IED attack in Lauder in the southern province of Abyan; fighting was reported between troops and AQAP after the blast. The UN said security is deteriorating in the north as fighting between government-backed tribes and Houthi rebels continues.
A court delayed the trial of US-born al Qaeda member Sharif Mobely after it could not provide a translator. A Yemeni politician allied with President Saleh claimed that the al Qaeda parcel bomb plot is a US creation designed to pressure the government into allowing the US establish a base on the island of Socotra.
Saudi Prince Turki al Faisal said Yemen is a major security threat to the Saudi state. "Terrorism emerges from Yemen and crosses into the kingdom," Faisal said. Britain said providing military and humanitarian aid to Yemen was its "highest priority."
The military claimed 27 Shia Houthi rebels were killed during fighting in the Manbah district in Sa'ada province. The Secretary General of the Arab League said the West would not intervene in Yemen after the failed parcel bomb plot.