IS claims Ye­men sui­cide at­tack

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - HTINSIGHT -

SANAA: The Is­lamic State claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for a car bomb­ing that se­cu­rity sources said killed 10 peo­ple at a se­cu­rity post in Ye­men’s gov­ern­ment bas­tion of Aden on Tues­day.

The group claimed the at­tack in the port city via the en­crypted mes­sag­ing app Tele­gram, adding that a Ye­meni sui­cide bomber had det­o­nated the ve­hi­cle.

Aden’s se­cu­rity chief told AFP: “Eight mem­bers of the se­cu­rity forces and two civil­ians were killed in a car bomb­ing in the cen­tral district of Ab­dul Aziz.”

“There are a large num­ber of wounded, some of them in se­ri­ous con­di­tion,” Brig Sha­lal Shaya said, at­tribut­ing the blast to a car bomb. Wit­nesses ear­lier said they heard a loud ex­plo­sion fol­lowed by gun­fire at the main of­fice of Uae-trained se­cu­rity forces in charge of guard­ing state-owned fa­cil­i­ties.


Au­thor­i­ties in Ye­men’s re­bel­con­trolled cap­i­tal said a Saudiled air strike de­stroyed a nav­i­ga­tion sta­tion at Sanaa air­port, crit­i­cal to re­ceiv­ing al­ready lim­ited aid ship­ments.

The strike “led to the de­struc­tion of the VOR/DME ra­dio nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem, tak­ing it off­line,” the rebel-run Gen­eral Au­thor­ity for Civil Avi­a­tion said.


A con­voy of al­most 50 trucks, 13 buses and more than 100 IS ve­hi­cles left bombed out Raqqa on Oc­to­ber 12.

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