Close to 60 people have been killed and 29 others wounded following a deadly suicide car bomb attack in the South of Yemen.
The attack which targeted newly recruited soldiers has been claimed by the Islamic State which has also been causing havoc in the Southern regions.
“At least sixty killed in a martyrdom operation by an Islamic State fighter against an army recruitment centre at Aden,” the Amaq news agency used by ISIS militants for propaganda said on its website.
Eye witness accounts say the blast happened after the attacker positioned his car early Monday morning near an army recruitment centre.
Aden is temporary capital of Yemen’s Gulf-backed government and has been the target of jihadists attacks.Hundreds of Yemeni soldiers have been trained over the past two months as the government intensifies its onslaught to recapture southern provinces from jihadists.
The Yemeni government forces have faced an uphill task in efforts to recapture major towns across Abyan, following tough resistance at Al-Mahfid, a key Al-Qaeda stronghold.