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Bomber kills 8 soldiers in Yemen’s Zinjibar

Damaged buildings are seen after clashes between members of People's Resistance Forces and Houthis in Yemen [Abdulnasser Alseddik/Anadolu]
Damaged buildings are seen after clashes between members of People's Resistance Forces and Houthis in Yemen [Abdulnasser Alseddik/Anadolu]

A suicide bomber killed at least eight soldiers in an attack on a military camp in Yemen’s southern city of Zinjibar at dawn on Friday, a local official and residents said.

The bomber, wearing a military uniform, drove a car that exploded at the entrance of the camp. Ten others were wounded.

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Yemen has been embroiled in civil war since March 2015 between the internationally recognised government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, backed by a Saudi-led Arab coalition, and Iran-allied Houthis.

Residents said they heard a loud explosion at dawn in the city, the capital of Abyan province.

The bomber is suspected to be an Al-Qaeda member, the local official said.

Similar attacks have taken place in the past few months with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) a suspect in targeting military posts.

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