Statement On Suicide Bombing in Ibb

December 31, 2014

The U.S. condemns the suicide attacks against a peaceful gathering to celebrate the Prophet’s (pbuh) Birthday today in Ibb.  We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in the attack. This cowardly attack is an ugly reminder of the lengths to which terrorists will go to destroy society and harm innocent people.

We urge the Yemeni authorities to conduct a thorough investigation, and to pursue and apprehend those responsible for ordering this attack.