Suicide bombing kills 11 at Yemen army camp: Officials

A suicide car bomb attack on an army training camp in Yemen`s second city of Aden killed 11 people on Monday, a security official said.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 29, 2016, 12:35 PM IST

Saana: A suicide car bomb attack on an army training camp in Yemen`s second city of Aden killed 11 people on Monday, a security official said.

The official told AFP that the attacker drove his vehicle into a gathering of new recruits at the camp in northern Aden, warning that the death toll from the bombing could rise.

"Security services are still evacuating the dead and wounded" from the site, the official said.

The port city, the temporary base of Yemen`s Saudi-backed government, has seen a wave of bombings and shootings targeting officials and security forces.

Attacks in Aden are often claimed by jihadists from either Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State group, which have both taken advantage of the chaos in Yemen to make gains in southern and southeastern regions.

More than 6,600 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Yemen since March 2015 and more than 80 percent of the population has been left in need of humanitarian aid, according to the UN.