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    Daesh Claims Responsibility for Yemen Suicide Bombing Killing at Least 25

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    A Daesh suicide bomber blew himself up in Yemen's southern city of Mukalla reportedly killing at least 30 people and wounding 70 on Sunday. The port city has been recently liberated from al-Qaeda terrorists.

    The attack targeted a police headquarters in the Fua suburb, according to Al-Arabiya. Another reports suggest that the militant attacked a military recruitment center. The local police chief survived the attack.

    The terrorist detonated his suicide belt before the line of men at the security facility.

    Sky News Arabia reported that 30 people were killed and 70 wounded.

    Some 25 people were hospitalized.

    Al-Qaeda​ militants seized the port city of Mukalla last year, and it became a terrorist hotbed. The Yemeni army took control of the city in April.

    Since 2014, Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Shiite Houthi rebels, the country’s main opposition force, supported by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

    Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request.

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