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© AFP (file photo) | Members of Aden's police force man a checkpoint in the main southern Yemeni city on December 18, 2015

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2016-03-25

Three suicide bombs hit checkpoints in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Friday, killing at least 20 people, residents and eye witnesses said, and Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attacks.

In one of the blasts, a vehicle exploded as it arrived at a military checkpoint in the Buraiqa area in northwestern Aden, killing soldiers and civilians, eyewitnesses and security sources said.

The other two bombings hit checkpoints on the road to a base used by the Saudi-led military coalition that is fighting in Yemen.

Amaq, a news agency affiliated with Islamic State, said the group claimed all three attacks and that at least 27 people had died.

The Saudi-led military coalition entered Yemen’s war a year ago to try to prevent Iran-allied Houthi rebels and forces loyal to ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh from taking control of the country. Other armed groups like Islamic State and al Qaeda’s local wing have thrived in the chaos.

Fighters loyal to Yemen’s president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Saudi-led troops recaptured Aden from Houthi forces in July. But frequent violence has continued into this year, including suicide bombings, in the city of one million people.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2016-03-25

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