Published time: 15 May, 2016 09:17Edited time: 15 May, 2016 09:30
At least 25 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in Yemen’s Mukalla, claimed by Islamic State, medical and security sources told Reuters. The blast apparently targeted new recruits at a security compound.
Local hospitals were also treating another 25 people injured in the attack, according to the agency.
Sunday’s attack in the southern sea port is the second deadly blast to hit the city, a former hub for Al-Qaeda before the group was pushed out in a military offensive in April.
A second attack rptdy targeted security director of Mukalla – he survived assassination attempt but several of his escorts killed. #Yemen
— Hisham Al-Omeisy (@omeisy) May 15, 2016
In a message on its online news agency Amaq, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) reportedly said the attacker was a “martrydom-seeker” who had detonated his explosive belt.
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