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ISIL targets army recruits in deadly Yemen bombing

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By Euronews  with Reuters, AFP
ISIL targets army recruits in deadly Yemen bombing

Yemen’s government has suffered one its deadliest attacks to date.

Medics say more than 40 people were killed in a suicide car bombing outside the home of a senior army general in Aden as recruits queued to enlist.

ISIL has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a written statement on its social media accounts, the jihadist group said the attack was targeting “the apostate Yemeni army.” It named the bomber as Abu Ali al-Adeni.

At least 60 were injured in the blast in the port city Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s administration has designated Yemen’s temporary capital, while Sana’a is under Houthi-rebel control.

Unlikely to help stalling UN-brokered peace talks, the bombing followed a similar assault on police recruits in Mukalla just over a week earlier.