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A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into Yemen's defence ministry Thursday, allowing gunmen to launch an assault on the complex which left 25 people including three foreign doctors dead, officials said. The attacks in the capital and in the country's south have been blamed on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which Washington regards as the jihadist network's most dangerous branch. "At least 25 people have been killed," said a security official, shortly after the defence ministry had put the death toll at 20. "A car bomb driven by a suicide bomber forced its way into the western entrance of the ministry complex," a security official told AFP.