10 killed in Daesh car bomb at­tack in Aden

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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. —

— Reuters

A dam­aged mosque is seen near the site of a car bomb at­tack out­side a po­lice forces camp in Aden on Tues­day.

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