IS car bomb kills 10 in Ye­men

Muscat Daily - - REGION -

Aden, Ye­men - The Is­lamic State (IS) group claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for a car bomb­ing that se­cu­rity sources said killed ten peo­ple, in­clud­ing civil­ians, at a se­cu­rity post in Ye­men’s gov­ern­ment bas­tion of Aden on Tues­day.

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

Aden’s se­cu­rity chief said, “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,” Bri­gadier Sha­lal Shaya said. Wit­nesses 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. The United Arab Emi­rates, which has trained gov­ern­ment forces in south­ern Ye­men, is a key mem­ber of a Saudi-led mil­i­tary coali­tion.

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