Yemen’s Hadi orders inquiry into Aden attack

The attacker detonated his explosives belt as hundreds of troops gathered to receive their monthly pay at the barracks in al-Sawlaban. (AFP)

Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi ordered establishing an inquiry commission to immediately investigate the explosion at al-Sawlaban army camp.

Hadi also voiced the importance of strengthening security vigilance and activating cooperation among the different apparatuses in cooperation with citizens.

At least 48 soldiers were killed and 29 wounded in Saturday’s explosion at the al-Sawlaban army camp in the Yemeni port city of Aden.

ISIS claimed the suicide attack which was carried out by an unidentified man who stood among a crowd of army forces as they gathered to collect their salaries at the camp’s main gate.

attacker detonated his explosives belt as hundreds of troops gathered to receive their monthly pay at the barracks in al-Sawlaban. (AFP)

attacker detonated his explosives belt as hundreds of troops gathered to receive their monthly pay at the barracks in al-Sawlaban. (AFP)

Sources confirmed that the explosion was a result of an unknown suicide bomber who was able to break into the camp and detonated his suicide belt as soldiers were gathering to collect their salaries.

The militants have taken advantage of Yemen's civil war between the government and the Iran-aligned Houthi militias.

Soldiers and people gather by the bodies of soldiers killed by a suicide bomber at a base in the southern port city of Aden. (Reuters)

Soldiers and people gather by the bodies of soldiers killed by a suicide bomber at a base in the southern port city of Aden. (Reuters)

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