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IS car bomb kills 10 in Aden

November 15, 2017


ADEN: The militant Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for a car bombing that killed 10 people, including civilians, at a security post in Yemen’s government bastion on Tuesday.

The group claimed the attack in the southern port city via the Telegram app, adding that a Yemeni suicide bomber had detonated the vehicle.

“Eight members of the security forces and two civilians were killed in a car bombing in the central district of Abdul Aziz,” Aden’s security chief said.

“There are a large number of wounded, some of them in serious condition,” Brig Shalal Shaya said, attributing the blast to a car bomb.

Meanwhile, authorities in Yemen’s rebel-controlled Sanaa said a Saudi-led air strike on Tuesday destroyed a navigation station at the city’s airport, which is critical to receiving already limited aid shipments.

The strike halted “the only flights at Sanaa airport — those of the United Nations and other international organisations delivering humanitarian assistance,” the rebel-run General Authority for Civil Aviation said in a statement.

Published in Dawn, November 15th, 2017