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01 août 2019 | 08h45 UTC

Yemen: 35 killed in twin attacks in Aden August 1 /update 1

Yemen Alerte de sécurité

An estimated 35 police officers were killed in two attacks in Aden August 1

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/8/2019, 12h00 until 8/8/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Aden

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Event

Two separate attacks killed an estimated 35 people in Aden on Thursday, August 1.

The first attack was against the Sheikh Othman police headquarters in Aden, in which a suicide vehicle-born improvised explosive device (SVBIED) targeted the office in the morning (local time). A total of three people were killed.

Moments later, a second attack was carried out at a military parade at the camp of Al-Jalaa in Aden, in which medical sources state an estimated 32 people were killed by a medium-range ballistic missile on an armed drone dispatched by the Houthi rebels. There are reports of many injured in both attacks.

Houthi rebels have since claimed responsibility for both attacks

Further attacks are possible in the coming hours and days.

Context

Yemen is engaged in a complex and deadly conflict, ongoing since Houthi rebels entered into a civil war with the Yemeni government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, in 2015. The Saudi-led coalition has carried out thousands of airstrikes in Yemen since its intervention began. Hundreds of Yemeni civilians have been killed in the strikes, which have hit schools, hospitals, and markets, in addition to Houthi militant positions and personnel. In total, more than 10,000 Yemenis have died in the fighting and some 3 million have been displaced.

Advice

Due to poor security conditions, many Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to Yemen. Travel to the country should only be considered with proper security protocols in place. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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