10 killed in Daesh car bomb attack in Aden
aden — At least 10 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide car bomb ripped through a base used by a local security force in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, residents said, in an attack claimed by Daesh.
Dozens of other people, including civilians, were wounded in the attack, which occurred outside a camp used by a local security force organised by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
Militants have exploited a civil war that began in 2015 to try to expand their influence and gain a foothold in the impoverished country located in the southern Arabian Peninsula. Witnesses described a huge explosion that shook Al Mansoura district in northern Aden, destroying at least one building and shattering windows in others. A plume of smoke rose over the area.
Ambulances raced to the scene to evacuate the wounded. Pictures circulating on social media showed several young men in military uniform being carried away.
Residents said two suicide bombers carried out the attack. But Daesh group, which claimed responsibility for the attack, said only one bomber was involved and identified him as Abu Hajar Al Adani. —
A damaged mosque is seen near the site of a car bomb attack outside a police forces camp in Aden on Tuesday.