35 dead in suicide bombings in Yemen ex-Qaeda bastion: new toll

A wave of suicide bombings targeting Yemeni troops killed at least 35 people Monday in the southeastern city of Mukalla, a former Al-Qaeda bastion, a health official said giving a new toll. Twenty-five other people were wounded in the bombings that shook Mukalla, the provincial capital of Hadramawt, at sunset, Hadramawt's health chief Riad al-Jalili told AFP. {image1} Mukalla, capital...

al-monitor Yemeni loyalist forces man a checkpoint on a road in Aden on April 9, 2016 Photo by Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/File.

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Jun 27, 2016

A wave of suicide bombings targeting Yemeni troops killed at least 35 people Monday in the southeastern city of Mukalla, a former Al-Qaeda bastion, a health official said giving a new toll.

Twenty-five other people were wounded in the bombings that shook Mukalla, the provincial capital of Hadramawt, at sunset, Hadramawt's health chief Riad al-Jalili told AFP.1

Mukalla, capital of the vast Hadramawt province, remained under Al-Qaeda control for one year before pro-government troops drove jihadists out in April (photo by: AFP/AFP)

A security official had earlier given a toll of 19 killed.