Islamic State group claims responsibility for a car bombing that killed 8 in Yemen

Nov 15, 2017, 11:03 IST | Agencies

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a car bombing that security sources said killed 10 people, including civilians, at a security post in Yemen's government bastion of Aden yesterday

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a car bombing that security sources said killed 10 people, including civilians, at a security post in Yemen's government bastion of Aden yesterday. The jihadist group claimed the attack in the southern port city via the encrypted messaging app Telegram, adding that a Yemeni suicide bomber had detonated the vehicle. Aden's security chief said: "Eight members of the security forces and two civilians were killed in a car bombing in the central district of Abdul Aziz."

Yemeni firefighters douse flames following the explosion. pic/afp
Yemeni firefighters douse flames following the explosion. Pic/AFP

"There are a large number of wounded, some of them in serious condition," Brigadier Shalal Shaya said, attributing the blast to a car bomb. Witnesses earlier said they heard a loud explosion followed by gunfire at the main office of UAE-trained security forces in charge of guarding state-owned facilities. The Zayed bin Sultan mosque, which is located near the security office and funded by the United Arab Emirates, was also damaged in the attack.

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