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Car bomb kills at least five Yemeni soldiers in Aden: witnesses

Published: November 05, 2017 13:24:43 | Updated: November 06, 2017 12:49:21


Sunday’s bombing was heard across the city and a plume of smoke could be seen from miles away. - Reuters file photo used for representation.

A suicide car bomber killed at least five soldiers in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, residents and a security official said.

The attack took place at a checkpoint outside the main security headquarters in Aden’s Khor Maksar district, they said.

Sunday’s bombing was heard across the city and a plume of smoke could be seen from miles away, residents said, reports Reuters.

Clashes erupted in the area immediately, they said. It was unclear who was behind the attack or the clashes that followed.

The port city of Aden is the interim headquarters of Yemen’s internationally recognised government, which had to move there when Houthi rebels took control of the capital, Sanaa, in 2015 during Yemen’s civil war.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s air defence forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen over the capital, Riyadh, on Saturday, state news agencies reported.

The missile was brought down near King Khaled Airport on the northern outskirts of the city and did not cause any casualties.

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