30 Hadi loyalists killed as bomb attack hits Yemen’s Aden
At least 30 forces loyal to Yemen’s ex-president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, have been killed in a bomb attack in the country’s southern port city of Aden.
Many others were also injured in the incident that took place at al-Solban base in al-Arish district, northeastern Aden, on Sunday.
The casualties came after a bomber set off his explosives, targeting a crowd of pro-Hadi militants who had gathered to collect their salaries, officials and medics said.
No group or individual has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s assault.
On December 10, a similar bombing struck a military camp in Aden, leaving 48 pro-Hadi forces dead and 29 more wounded. It was claimed by the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.
For more than a year, Aden, Yemen’s second largest city, has been controlled by loyalists to the administration of Hadi, a close Saudi ally.
However, the pro-Hadi forces have so far failed to restore order to the city, which has witnessed a surge in terror activities by al-Qaeda and Daesh-linked elements over the past months.
The Takfiri terrorists have taken advantage of the chaos and security breakdown, fueled by a deadly Saudi war on Yemen, to tighten their grip on the southern parts of the Arab country.
Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 with the purpose of reinstalling the Hadi government and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
More than 11,400 Yemenis, including women and children, have been killed in the Saudi military aggression, according to a latest tally by a Yemeni monitoring group.