Suicide Bomber Kills 40 Soldiers In Yemen

At least 40 soldiers were killed in Yemen on Sunday after a suicide bomber blew himself up in Aden. Dozens more were injured at the gathering near Solban army base in northeastern Aden, according to military officials and medics.

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The base was targeted by a suicide bomber last week in an attack that killed 48 soldiers and wounded 29. That attack was claimed by a Yemeni affiliate of the “Islamic State” (IS) extremist group.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bombing, though IS and al-Qaeda are both active in the country.

Al-Qaeda, however, distanced itself from the December 10 bombing – claiming that it targets “Americans and their allies,” while abstaining from “the shedding of any Muslim blood.”

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