Blast kills at least 48 out­side mil­i­tary camp

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SANAA | A suicide bomber blew him­self up out­side a mil­i­tary camp in the south­ern Ye­meni city of Aden on Sun­day morn­ing, killing at least 48 sol­diers, a Health Min­istry of­fi­cial said.

The Is­lamic State group’s Ye­men­based af­fil­i­ate claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Ab­del-Nasr al-Wali, a Health Min­istry of­fi­cial based in Aden, told The As­so­ci­ated Press that 84 peo­ple were in­jured in the blast.

Se­cu­rity of­fi­cials said that pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions showed the blast was the work of a bomber wear­ing an ex­plo­sives-laden vest.

The at­tack took place as sol­diers lined up to col­lect their salaries, they said.

The Is­lamic State af­fil­i­ate claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack in a state­ment posted on Is­lamic State-run Aa­maq news agency. It iden­ti­fied the bomber as Abu Hashim al-Rad­fani and pub­lished a photo of him smil­ing and wear­ing a white vest as he stood next to the group’s black flag. It also posted pho­tos it said were of the blast that it claimed killed nearly 70.

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