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Suicide bombing claimed by IS kills six in Yemen's Aden

AFP  |  Aden 

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group hit UAE-trained Yemeni troops in the government bastion of on today, killing six people -- including a child -- and wounding dozens.

The attack in the north of the port city hit an army mess hall serving the so-called Security Belt brigade, which is supported by government ally the UAE, a security source said.

At least six people were confirmed dead, including a young child, and 30 wounded, the source said, adding that they included passers-by.

An saw at least five casualties being carried out of the charred building.

Several cars parked nearby were severely damaged.

IS claimed the attack on its propaganda arm Amaq, saying an "act of martyrdom by car bombing" had hit the "main headquarters for run by the Security Belt which is loyal to the United Arab Emirates, in the area of Dareen in the Mansoura district of Aden".

is controlled by the and its allies in a Saudi-led coalition, who are battling Shiite Huthi rebels who control the capital and much of the north.

But it also hosts jihadists of and the Islamic State group, who have both claimed attacks in the city in recent years.

On February 24, twin suicide bombings claimed by IS hit a base of an counter-terrorism unit, killing five people, including a child.

The government established its headquarters in Aden, Yemen's second city, after the rebels forced it out of the capital in 2015.

In January, Aden was rocked by deadly clashes that saw southern separatists seize much of the city from other pro-government forces.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 15:40 IST
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