Statement on Suicide Bombing in Ibb, Yemen

Press Statement
Jeff Rathke
Director, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations
Washington, DC
December 31, 2014

The United States strongly condemns today’s suicide attacks against a peaceful local gathering in Ibb, Yemen, which killed over 30 people, including children, who were celebrating a religious holiday. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in the attack.

We will continue to stand with the Government of Yemen and the Yemeni people to counter the shared threat posed by violent extremists.