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45 army recruits slaghtered in Yemen’s Aden bomb attacks

23 May 2016 11:37



At least 45 people have been killed and dozens of others injured when two car bomb attacks targeted conscripted soldiers in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden.

According to the Yemeni officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, one bomber targeted a line outside an army recruitment center, near the Badr base in the Khormaksar district of the city, killing at least 20 on Monday.

A second bomber detonated his explosive belt among a group of recruits waiting outside the home of an army commander, killing at least 25.

Yemen’s Saudi-backed former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi is based in Aden.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, but similar assassination attempts have been made over the past months by militants of Yemen’s al-Qaeda against pro-Hadi military commanders.

Many say al-Qaeda militants also enjoy support from Saudi Arabia as there have been numerous reports of airdrop by Saudi jets of ammunition to areas under the control of the militants, especially in areas where it could launch attacks against Houthi Ansarullah fighters.

The Houthis are still in control of much of Yemen despite more than a year of Saudi airstrikes and ground operations.

Numerous attempts by the United Nations for clinching a deal between Houthis and the pro-Hadi camp have failed.

Sources have put the death toll from the bloody aggression at more than 9,400.

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