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Suicide attack on UAE-backed forces kills two in south Yemen

The city of Aden was targeted by another suicide bombing just months ago [Getty]

Date of publication: 24 July, 2018

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An attacker blew himself up while riding a motorbike near a vehicle carrying the commander of a battalion of UAE-backed forces.
Two people were killed and six others wounded in a suicide attack in Aden on Tuesday.

The attacker blew himself up while riding a motorbike near a vehicle carrying the commander of a battalion of UAE-backed forces, a security source told AFP.

The explosion killed a female passerby and a soldier driving the vehicle that was carrying a security commander loyal to Yemen's government, who was among four wounded passengers. Two other civilians were also wounded.

A doctor in Aden confirmed the toll of two dead and six wounded to AFP.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the southern city.

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed since a Saudi-led coalition launched a military campaign to help the internationally recognised government regain control of territory lost to the Houthi rebels. 

Yemen's multi-faceted conflict has pushed the impoverished country to the brink of famine, triggering what the United Nations says is the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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