Twin suicide bombings hit Yemen army base

Two suicide car bombings struck an army base in southern Yemen on Tuesday (August 2nd) killing at least six soldiers and wounding 12 others, AFP reported.

One bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at the gate of the base in the city of Habilayn, in Lahj province, while the second car bomb went off only 50 metres away, a military official said.

The number of fatalities is likely to rise, the official added.

The base belongs to troops loyal to President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who earlier this year launched an offensive against al-Qaeda which pushed militants out of several cities, including the Hadramaut provincial capital of al-Mukalla.

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