Suicide bomber kills at least 12 recruits in Yemen's Aden

By Reuters/Mohammed Mukhashaf   May 22, 2016 | 11:36 pm PT
A suicide bomber killed at least 12 army recruits and injured dozens of others in the Yemeni city of Aden on Monday, residents and a security official said, in another major militant attack on the beleaguered government.

The blast occurred as the recruits lined up to enlist for military service in the Khor Maksar district of the port city, which serves as the temporary capital of Yemen's Saudi-backed administration while it seeks to seize back the capital Sanaa from the armed Houthi group.

Local news website Aden al-Ghad showed pictures of soldiers picking up bloodied comrades in uniform from the ground and witnesses reported seeing ambulances with blaring sirens collecting the wounded from the scene. 

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