Death toll up to 48 in IS' Yemen attack

Updated: Dec 12, 2016, 10:47 IST | Agencies

Forty-eight Yemeni soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Aden, officials said yesterday

Aden: Forty-eight Yemeni soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Aden, officials said yesterday.

“We have 48 dead and 29 wounded,” all soldiers, said Abdel Nasser al-Wali, health department chief for Aden, revising an earlier toll of 35 dead.

The bomber detonated his explosives belt as hundreds of troops had gathered to collect their monthly pay at a barracks in Al-Sawlaban near Aden’s international airport.

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