Blast kills at least 48 outside military camp
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.