Suicide bomb attack in Yemen kills 45 soldiers at military base


December 10, 2016

A suicide bomber has killed at least 45 soldiers at a military base in Yemen, according to government officials.

The deadly blast in Aden, which is under the control of the internationally recognised government in exile in Saudi Arabia, targeted troops waiting to collect their pay, it has been reported.

Islamic State militants have repeatedly claimed responsibility for carrying out attacks on military personnel in the southern port city.

The militants have taken advantage of Yemen’s brutal civil war between the government and the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels.

 

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