Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 45 Army Recruits in Yemen’s Aden

At Least 60 Others Wounded in Multiple Bombings

by Jason Ditz, May 23, 2016

Suicide attacks in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, the “interim capital” of the pro-Saudi forces in the country, killed at least 45 army recruits and wounded 60 others. ISIS claimed an attack on “apostate soldiers,” but it wasn’t immediately clear if it was this incident.

The first attacks took place at the home of Brig. Gen. Abdullah al-Subaihi,with locals saying a crowd of recruits with applications had gathered, before a bomber ran into the crowd and detonated, killing around 25 people and wounding dozens.

Less than 10 minutes later, another bomber detonated in from of the army barracks, which also served as a recruitment center, killing at least 20 more people who were lined up there. There were conflicting reports on this bomb, with some saying it was a car bombing.

The factions in the Saudi War against Yemen have both been targeted by Islamist groups throughout the conflict, with ISIS and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) both regularly carrying out such bombings.

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