6 killed in vehicle bombing near security center in Yemen's Aden

Elias Hubbard
March 13, 2018

At least four people were killed in Yemen's port city of Aden on Tuesday when a auto bomb ripped through a military kitchen used by Yemeni forces trained and backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), witnesses said.

A source of the Interior Ministry in Aden confirmed to Xinhua that the explosion was caused by a suicide auto bombing near a security center in Aden's neighborhood of Mansourah. The witnesses said the blast was caused by a vehicle laden with explosives, apparently driven by a suicide bomber towards the kitchen in al-Derain area in northern Aden.

At least four people have been killed in a Daesh suicide operation against the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-backed forces today, Anadolu Agency reported. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack on the group's Amaq News Agency, which says more than 30 people were killed. Both the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch and the Islamic State (IS) group have carried out several terror attacks in Aden.

Daesh has continued its attacks in Yemen, while Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has remained silent on its open source networks since 23 March.

The fighting further intensified in 2015, when clashes broke out between the present Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi's government forces and Former Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh loyalist forces.

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

The United Nations has listed Yemen as the country of world's number one humanitarian crisis, with 7 million Yemenis on the brink of starvation and cholera causing more than 2,000 deaths.

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