DUBAI Dec 10 A suicide bomber killed 12 Yemeni
soldiers and wounded at least 20 others at a base in the city of
Aden, a medic at the scene and government officials said, in
another major attack on forces allied to a Saudi-led military
The attacker blew himself up as the troops were waiting to
collect their salaries, the government sources added.
Islamic State militants have repeatedly claimed
responsibility for deadly attacks on troops in the southern port
city, which is under the control of the internationally
recognized government in exile in Saudi Arabia.
The Kingdom intervened in Yemen's civil war in March 2015 to
fight the government's foes in the Iran-allied Houthi movement
but have failed to dislodge the group from the capital Sanaa
despite thousands of air strikes.
At least 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict
which has unleashed a humanitarian crisis on the impoverished
(Reporting By Dubai Newsroom)