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Bomb attack leaves 13 dead in Yemen military camp

Iran Press TV

Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:44AM

More than a dozen people have lost their lives in a powerful bomb explosion that ripped through a military camp housing militants in Yemen's southern coastal province of Aden.

Military and medical sources said a man detonated his explosives-laden vest among soldiers at Raas al-Abbas camp in the Red Sea port city of Aden, situated 346 kilometers (214 miles) south of the capital, Sana'a, on Wednesday, leaving thirteen troopers dead, Yemen's al-Masirah television network reported.

The camp reportedly houses Saudi-backed mercenaries fighting Yemeni army soldiers and fighters from Popular Committees.

Earlier on Wednesday, Yemeni soldiers together with fighters from Popular Committees managed to establish full control over the strategic Dhubab district in the southwestern Ta'izz Province following heavy clashes with Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi. At least 25 pro-Riyadh mercenaries were killed and 30 others injured in the process.

Yemen has been under military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March last year. The Saudi military strikes were launched to supposedly undermine the Ansarullah movement and bring Hadi back to power.

More than 8,300 people, among them 2,236 children, have been killed and 16,015 others injured since the start of the attacks. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country's facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

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