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43 soldiers killed in Yemen’s Aden.


A suicide bomber
killed at least 43 soldiers in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on
Sunday, officials there said, a week after an attack by the militant
Islamic State group killed 50 troops nearby.

The
officials said the soldiers were queuing to collect salaries near a
military base in the Khor Maksar district when the attacker blew himself
up. At least 60 other troops were wounded, they said.

Aden
is the temporary capital of Yemen’s internationally recognised
government in exile in neighbouring Saudi Arabia. The administration has
struggled to establish its control in the city as militants have
launched dozens of attacks against its forces.

Al
Qaeda and Islamic State have exploited nearly two years of war in the
impoverished country to carry out assassinations and bombings, mostly in
lawless southern Yemeni areas nominally controlled by the government.

Saudi
Arabia and its allies in a mostly Gulf Arab military coalition have
been bombing Yemen’s dominant Houthi movement in parts of the country
under its control since it drove the government from power in March
2015. They have failed to dislodge the group from the capital, Sanaa.
(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf; Writing By Noah Browning; Editing by Paul Tait and John Stonestreet)

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