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Yemen military parade attacks leave 40 dead

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Publish on: 2019-08-01 4:24:02 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-08-02 12:18:55 PM

International Desk: At least 40 people were killed on Thursday in two attacks that targeted security facilities in the government-controlled city of Aden, the Dubai-based television Al Arabiya reported.

One attack, claimed by Iran-allied Al Houthi militants targeted a military camp at a time of a graduation ceremony. The dead included Brig. Munir Al Yafi, a commander of the support forces.

Al Houthi television Al Masirah reported that the extremists had fired an explosive drone and a medium-range ballistic missile at the camp.

The second attack was a car bombing that targeted a police station in Aden's district of Shaikh Othman, according to Al Arabiya.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for that attack.

Brig. Munir Al Yafi, a commander of the support forces, was killed in a missile explosion that occurred in the Al Jala Camp when a military parade was under way, online newspaper Adan Al Ghad said.

The blast also left an unspecified number of casualties. A militant spokesman claimed that Al Houthis had fired a ballistic missile and a drone on the camp.

A second explosion, meanwhile, targeted a police station in Aden, leaving at least three people dead and 30 others injured, Al Arabiya television reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for that attack.

Source: Gulf News

 

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