Triple Suicide Attacks in Yemen

Fighters loyal to Yemen's president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi recaptured Aden from Houthi forces in July Fighters loyal to Yemen's president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi recaptured Aden from Houthi forces in July © Anees Mahyoub/Reuters

25 March 2016
Triple suicide attacks strike Yemen on their first anniversary of the civil war.

Three suicide bombs that targeted checkpoints in the city of Aden coincided with the first anniversary of the civil war in Yemen. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed at least 26 between soldiers and civilians, and wounded dozens of others.

One of the blasts involved an ambulance laced with explosives and was detonated at a military checkpoint in a north-western area of Aden, killing 14 between soldiers and civilians. The other two suicide attacks targeted checkpoints on the road to a base used by the Saudi-led military coalition. Security sources report that at least 12 people were killed in these two blasts.

Nizar Anwar, a spokesman for the local government in Aden, said that the suicide bombers were targeting the coalition command base, but they could not gain further access from the checkpoint. Witness Abu Bakr Hazem said bodies of women and children were scattered on the ground. The death toll is expected to rise from these attacks.

These suicide bombings come just days after the United Nations announced a cessation of hostilities to begin in Yemen on April 10.

 

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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/isil-claims-triple-suicide-attacks-yemen-aden-160325203607127.html 
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN0WR1EZ
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/03/25/At-least-22-killed-in-Aden-suicide-bombings-Yemeni-official.html

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