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Car bomb strikes UAE-backed forces in Yemen

Smoke rises from a suicide car bomb attack in Arden, Yemen

The UAE-backed Security Belt Force’s headquarters in Aden was targeted by Daesh this morning, Al Arabiya reported.

A suicide car bomb attack struck the Abdulaziz neighbourhood of Mansoura district, Aden, southern Yemen. Al Arabiya reported 10 policemen were killed along with some civilians.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack Aden through social media.

The Zayed Mosque, located near the Mansoura Security Belt headquarters was damaged in the attack. There is no indication if there were any casualties inside the mosque.

UAE-backed forces prominently govern areas in southern Yemen, and support the security of the Southern Transitional Council led by General Aidarous Al-Zubaidi. The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition which intervened in Yemen upon request by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. In the past month, there have been a number of attacks in south Yemen by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Daesh.

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