The Times-Tribune

Blast kills 52 near military camp

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A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a military camp in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday morning, killing at least 52 soldiers, a security official said. The Islamic State group’s Yemen-based affiliate claimed responsibi­lity.

Abdel-Rahman alNaqeeb told The Associated Press that 63 people were also 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 officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

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