This bomb may have been intended to murder Shi’ites, as it went off near a “checkpoint manned by Shia Houthi rebels.” “Yemen car bomb attacks ‘kill 15 children,'” BBC, December 20, 2014:
At least 25 people, among them 15 children, have been killed in twin car bomb attack in the central Yemeni province of Bayda, reports say.
The children were inside a school bus that was passing a checkpoint manned by Shia Houthi rebels in the Radaa area when the first bomb exploded.
The second one went off soon afterwards near the home of a Houthi leader.
The rebels blamed Sunni jihadist militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) for the blasts.
They have been fighting in Radaa since the Houthis overran the AQAP stronghold in October, a month after taking control of the capital, Sanaa.
It is not clear if the school bus or the Houthi checkpoint was the intended target of the first car bombing.
The Associated Press news agency quoted the Houthis as saying the victims were all girls who had attended a local primary school….