Yemen: 51 killed in missile attack, suicide bombing claimed by Iran-backed Houthi terrorists
At least 51 people were killed, including a senior Yemeni army commander, in a coordinated ballistic missile attack and suicide bombing claimed by Iran-backed Houthi terrorists in the southern city of Aden.
Brig. Munir Al Yafi, a commander of the support forces, was killed in the attack at the Al Jala Camp when a military parade was underway, according to local reports.
The Houthi terrorists said they were behind the terror attack. Their official channel Al Masirah TV said the terror group had launched a medium-range ballistic missile and an armed drone at the military parade.
Separately, a suicide bomber targeted a police facility in the city’s Omar al-Mokhtar neighborhood. Yemeni officials and witnesses said the Muslim terrorist rammed his explosives-laden car into a police station, killing three people and wounding at least 20 others.
The nearly simultaneous attacks shattered a year of relative calm in the southern port city.
Aden is the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government, which has been at war with the Houthi terrorists who control the capital, Sanaa, and most of the country’s north. Aden also hosts terrorists from al-Qaida and ISIS, who have claimed a number of terror attacks in the city in recent years.