Houthis, extremists kill 49 people in Yemen's Aden

Separate attacks by Iran-backed Houthi (Ansarallah) militiamen and an extremist suicide bomber killed at least 49 people in Yemen's Aden city Thursday (August 1st), many of them newly trained police cadets, AFP reported.

The attacks were the first to hit the southern port city in more than a year.

The first attack was a suicide car bombing carried out by extremists on a police station, a security source said.

An AFP correspondent saw dozens of troops and police reinforcements helping the wounded outside the entrance to the police station in Aden's Sheikh Othman district.

The second attack was carried out by the Houthis, who said they launched a drone and a ballistic missile at a training camp west of Aden.

The aerial attack hit as senior commanders were overseeing a passing out parade for newly graduated cadets at al-Jala Camp, 20 kilometres from the centre of Aden.

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