Washington, DC - The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s bomb attack in Radaa, Yemen, which killed dozens, including at least 15 girls who were riding in their school bus. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the victims of this terrorist attack.

The Yemeni people have lived with senseless violence for far too long and the blatant disregard for the lives of Yemeni civilians inherent in this attack only underscores the brutality and viciousness of those seeking to block the path to peace and reconciliation.

The United States remains firmly committed to our bilateral partnership with Yemen to counter the shared threat posed by AQAP.