Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ramadan Death count: Yemen 23/06/16

At least 13 soldiers loyal to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemen's embattled president, have been killed after al-Qaeda militants blew up explosive-laden vehicles outside the port city of Mukalla. Several soldiers were also injured in the Thursday attack on the eastern outskirts of the Hadhramaut provincial capital, which the army recaptured from al-Qaeda last month.

The deaths happened after one bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the gate of a base in the Khalf district, followed immediately by a second who blew up a car in the centre of the camp. Immediately after, al-Qaeda militants clashed with soldiers outside the base.

Ramadan death toll is now at 7,328