Rebels, jihadists kill 27 people in Yemen's Aden

2 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

ADEN: Separate attacks by Shiite rebels and a jihadist suicide bomber killed at least 27 people in Yemen's government-held second city Aden Thursday, many of them newly trained police cadets, security and medical sources said, reports AFP.

The attacks were the first to hit the southern port city in more than a year and dealt a heavy blow to the government's reorganised security forces, which have been trained and equipped by the United Arab Emirates.

The first attack was a suicide car bombing carried out by jihadists on a police station, a security source said.

Ten people, including three officers, were killed and at least 20 others were wounded, according to medics and a security source.

An AFP correspondent saw dozens of troops and police reinforcements helping the wounded outside the entrance to the police station in Aden's Sheikh Othman district.

"Ten people were killed, and we admitted 16 injured, including two in critical condition in MSF surgical hospital in Aden, following this morning explosion in Sheikh Othman police station," Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Twitter.