28-01-2023 03:24 PM Jerusalem Timing

ISIL-Claimed Yemen Bombings Kill at least 41

ISIL-Claimed Yemen Bombings Kill at least 41

Twin bombings claimed by the ISIL Takfiri group targeted the Yemeni army in second city Aden Monday killing at least 41 people.

Twin bombings claimed by the ISIL Takfiri group targeted the Yemeni army in second city Aden Monday killing at least 41 people, most of them would-be recruits, a military official said.

A suicide bomber killed 34 people queuing to enlist at a recruitment centre near the Badr base in the Khormaksar district, said Brigadier General Nasser al-Sarei, commander of special security forces.

A second explosion inside the base afterwards killed seven soldiers, he said.

In a statement posted online, ISIL said one of its militants detonated an explosives belt among "apostate soldiers" at a recruitment centre, followed by a bomb that exploded at the gate of the Badr base.

The port city has seen a spate of attacks in recent months claimed by Al-Qaeda or its Takfiri rival ISIL.