Three suicide bombings in Yemen kill security personnel
Friday, July 22, 2016
On Wednesday, in, , a suicide bomber killed by varying reports from three to five policemen and injured as many as six others. No militant group claimed responsibility. Two days earlier at , Yemen, as many as ten people were reported killed in two car explosions near two army check posts. A local group claimed responsibility for that attack. Various statements from officials said fifteen to eighteen soldiers were injured, five critically.
The-backed Houthi rebel group announced on Tuesday they had launched a missile targeting the Yemeni-Saudi border.
General Faraj Salemine informed Agence France-Presse at least five Yemeni soldiers were killed in the incidents on Monday. al-Qaeda identified Abu Tariq al-Sana'ani and Amir Tariq al-Sana'ani as the attackers who attacked southwest of the city near al-Burum and west in al-Ghaber. Previously, Mukalla was a stronghold of group (AQAP).
While this has gone on, al Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant groups have attacked the Yemeni army. Last month, suicide bombers claimed by ISIL killed at least 38 people in Mukalla.
In the last fifteen months, over 6,400 people reportedly were killed in fighting in the country. The civil war began in 2014, and has included competition between al Qaeda and ISIL. The fighting reportedly has displaced more than 2.5 million civilians.
- "Bomb kills four policemen in Yemen's Aden" — , July 20, 2016
- Fouad Mossad. "Suicide bombing rocks Yemen’s Aden; 5 policemen killed" — , July 20, 2016
- Mohammed Mukhashaf. "At least six Yemeni soldiers killed in suicide bombings near Mukalla" — , July 18, 2016
- "Yemen: Several dead in attacks on Mukalla checkpoints" — , July 18, 2016