A suicide bomber Thursday killed at least 13 people and wounded around 40 others, including a prominent Afghan lawmaker, in an explosion near an anti-corruption protest outside the complex housing the governor of eastern Khost province, officials said. "Thirteen dead bodies and 39 wounded people were brought to hospital," Aminullah Khan, a doctor at the government hospital in Khost city, the capital of the province which borders Pakistan, told AFP. Humayoun Humayoun, a well-known MP from Khost province, was wounded in the explosion, he added. The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan jumped 22 percent in 2014, a recent UN report said, as NATO troops withdrew from combat.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say al-Qaida militants in Yemen have stormed the center of the coastal city of al-Mukalla and freed about 300 inmates, including scores of militants, and that Shiite rebels have fought their way into the heart of Aden to the west.