2016 Aden car bombing

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2016 Aden car bombing
Part of the Aden unrest and the
Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)
Adan in Yemen.svg
Location of Aden Governorate in Yemen.
Location Aden, Aden Governorate, Yemen
Date 25 March 2016
Attack type
Suicide car bombings
Deaths 17 soldiers, 10 civilians
Non-fatal injuries
Dozens
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

At least 27 people were killed in a triple suicide car bomb explosion, that hit roadblocks manned by loyalist forces in Aden, the largest city in southern Yemen, where several jihadist organizations are active. Two car bombs exploded in al-Shaab, west of Aden, and an ambulance exploded near a checkpoint in the center of the city of Mansoura, declared "provisional" capital of Yemen, since its resumption in July 2015 by pro-government forces, after their fight against the Shiite Houthi rebels.[1] The Yemeni branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yémen: au moins 22 morts dans un triple attentat suicide à Aden (responsable)". i24news (in French). Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  2. ^ "Islamic State claimed responsibiliyu for attack". Reuters. 25 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  3. ^ "26 killed in Aden car bombing". The New York Times. 25 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.