Yemen: ISIL bomb attacks kill 45 army recruits

    Yemen: ISIL bomb attacks kill 45 army recruits

    May 23, Sanaa: At least 45 people have been killed in double bomb attacks on would-be army recruits in Yemen.

    According to Yemeni officials, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the two attacks, which were carried out on Monday.

    A security official has said that a  car bomb hit a crowd of young men queueing to join the Yemeni army in the city of Aden, causing at least 20 casualties.

    The explosion hit near the Badr base in the Khormaksar district of the city, where the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is based.

    The bomber detonated an explosives belt after joining the queue at the recruitment centre, reports said.

    A second explosion went off inside the base afterwards, killing at least 25.

    Local news website Aden al-Ghad showed pictures of soldiers picking up bloodied comrades in uniform from the ground and witnesses reported seeing ambulances with blaring sirens collecting the wounded from the scene.

    The Oslo Times


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