Home | Breaking News | Suicide bomber kills at least 40 Yemeni troops in Aden
Yemeni security forces inspect the site of a bomb-laden car in Aden's Mansura district on May 1, 2016. A bomb-laden car exploded as General Shallal Shayae's convoy passed, damaging military vehicles and prompting clashes between his guards and Al-Qaeda suspects in the area, officials said, adding that four Yemeni guards were killed in the bombing that targeted the convoy of Aden's police chief, the second such attack on him this week. / AFP / SALEH AL-OBEIDI (Photo credit should read SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP/Getty Images)

Suicide bomber kills at least 40 Yemeni troops in Aden

WT24 Desk

ADEN – A suicide bomber killed at least 40 Yemeni soldiers and wounded at least 70 others at a base in the city of Aden, a local security official said, in another major attack on forces allied to a Saudi-led military campaign, Reuters reports. The attacker blew himself up as the troops were waiting to collect their salaries, the government sources added.

Islamic State militants have repeatedly claimed responsibility for deadly attacks on troops in the southern port city, which is under the control of the internationally recognized government in exile in Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom intervened in Yemen’s civil war in March 2015 to fight the government’s foes in the Iran-allied Houthi movement but have failed to dislodge the group from the capital Sanaa despite thousands of air strikes.

At least 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict which has unleashed a humanitarian crisis on the impoverished country.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


%d bloggers like this: