December 2016 Aden suicide bombings

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December 2016 Aden suicide bombings
Part of the Aden unrest and the
Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)
Adan in Yemen.svg
Location of Aden Governorate in Yemen.
Location Al Solban military camp, Aden, Aden Governorate, Yemen
Date 10 and 18 December 2016
Target Yemeni soldiers
Attack type
Suicide bombings
Deaths Total: 102+
  • 10 December: 50
  • 18 December: 52+
Non-fatal injuries
Total: 93+
  • 10 December: 29
  • 18 December: 63+
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Yemen Province

The December 2016 Aden suicide bombings were terrorist attcks which occurred on 10 December and 18 December 2016 targeted on Yemeni soldiers in Aden, the responsibility of bombing was claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Amaq news agency. The suicide bombing occurred in a gathering of soldiers who were to receive their salaries on 10 December 2016. The blasts took place at same military base camps on 18 December 2016.[1][2]

Bombings[edit]

10 December 2016 bombing[edit]

At least 48 Yemeni soldiers were killed and another 29 were injured[3] in a suicide bombing attack in Aden on 10 December.[4][5] The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack.[6]

18 December 2016 bombing[edit]

A second, similar, suicide bombing occurred eight days later on 18 December.[7] At least 52 soldiers were killed and more than 60 others were injured.[3][8] The suicide bomber was identified as Abu Hashim al-Radfani who had detonated the explosive vest amid gathering of soldiers. The statement was claimed and posted via Amaq news agency. The agency had posted pictures of the attack, and one showing young man wearing a white vest standing next to the black and white Islamic State flag.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Suicide bomber kills at least 52 soldiers in Yemen". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Yemen suicide bomb kills dozens during payday gathering". BBC. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "At least 30 Yemeni soldiers killed in Aden suicide bombing". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ "Suicide bomber kills at least 50 Yemeni troops in Aden". 10 December 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016 – via Reuters. 
  5. ^ "Death Toll in Yemen Suicide Bombing Rises to 45". AP. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016 – via The New York Times. 
  6. ^ "ISIL claims suicide blast in Yemen's Aden". Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "At least 49 Yemeni soldiers killed in Aden suicide bombing". Reuters. 
  8. ^ "Blast Kills at Least 52 Outside Yemen Military Camp". ABC News. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.