Yemen – suicide bomber kills 25 police recruits

Yemen - suicide bomber kills 25 police recruits

A suicide attack claimed by the so-called Islamic State group has killed at least 25 people in southern Yemen. BBC reports.

Officials say the bomber detonated his explosives outside a police base in the port city of Mukalla, killing recruits as they queued up outside the building.

Islamic State’s jihadist rival, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was forced out of Mukalla last month by a Saudi-led military coalition.


The bombing is the second such attack in Mukalla claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) since AQAP’s withdrawal from the city.

The group claimed a suicide car bomb attack on soldiers last week.

The port city of 500,000 people had been held for more than a year by AQAP, which has taken advantage of Yemen’s civil war to seize territory, weapons and money.

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