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Yemeni men, loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, take part in military training / photo: yahoo.com

Suicide bombing killed at least 54 victims at an army camp in Aden, Yamen

A suicide bomber in Aden, Yemen, attacked an army school camp with a car loaded with explosives on  29 August, killed at least 54 people and wounded at least 60 people.

The Independent (UK) reported that Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Isis’ Amaq news agency said, "About 60 dead in a martyrdom operation by a fighter from Islamic State targeting a recruitment centre in Aden city," without giving more details.

People gather at the scene following an attack by a suicide bomber who drove a bomb car in Yemen / photo; independent.co.uk
People gather at the scene following an attack by a suicide bomber who drove a bomb car in Yemen / photo; independent.co.uk

Witnesses say that the suicide bomber came into the blend area following a truck that had brought breakfast for the recruits, who were queuing for the meal, said the report.

Medecin Sans Frontieres, a  medical charity, said the bomber targeted the school compound ran by local militias.

A security source told Reuters that Islamist militants have utilized the 18-month-old civil war between the Houthis and Hadi's supporters, commencing a series of attacks which targeted senior officials, religious figures, security forces, and Saudi-led Arab Military Coalition compounds which supports the internationally recognised President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Last month, in the latest attempt on the top official, a car bomb attacked the convoy of the governor of the Southern Yemeni. The Independent reported that the governor survived the attack.