IS claims Ye­men sui­cide at­tack

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World -

The Is­lamic State af­fil­i­ate in Ye­men claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for a sui­cide car bomb­ing on Tues­day that tar­geted se­cu­rity forces in the south­ern port city of Aden, killing at least six peo­ple and in­jur­ing scores.

The at­tack took place at a build­ing in the Sheikh Oth­man district in the cen­tral part of the city. Res­i­dents sev­eral kilo­me­ters away heard a large ex­plo­sion and saw thick black smoke ris­ing from the area. The at­tack caused panic in this densely pop­u­lated area, which is busy with schools, mar­kets and street ven­dors.

Am­bu­lances rushed to the site, where the build­ing was badly dam­aged, and de­bris and body parts lit­tered the area.

Ac­cord­ing to med­i­cal of­fi­cials, six sol­diers were killed but of­fi­cials be­lieve the death toll will rise. They spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause they weren’t au­tho­rized to speak to the press.

The Is­lamic State af­fil­i­ate in Ye­men claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity in an on­line state­ment, hours after the at­tack. It named the sui­cide bomber as Abu Ha­gar al-Adani, which in­di­cates the at­tacker hailed from Aden.

The se­cu­rity build­ing is an op­er­a­tions cen­tre for the UAE­trained Se­cu­rity Belt, which acts as a par­al­lel body to the gov­ern­ment’s forces. AP



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