(Corrects headline, text to say the attack killed 52 people including doctors and nurses, not 52 doctors and nurses)
SANAA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Yemen's Higher Security Committee said 52 people, including doctors, nurses and patients, were killed in Thursday's attack on the Ministry of Defence and around 162 people were injured.
A suicide bomber and gunmen wearing army uniforms targeted the ministry compound in the capital Sanaa in the worst single attack in Yemen for 18 months.
A statement by the committee said some of those killed were Germans. It did not give a number of officers and gunmen dead.
(Reporting By Mohammad Ghobari; Writing By Maha El Dahan; Editing by Mark Heinrich)