IS claims Yemen suicide attack
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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