At least 40 killed in missile attack on Yemen military parade

At least 40 killed in missile attack on Yemen military parade

Agency News

Sana'a, Aug 1 : At least 40 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a ballistic missile and drone attack on a military parade in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Thursday morning.

According to Al Arabiya broadcaster, a senior commander of the support forces, Brigadier Munir Al Yafi, was also killed in the attack while he was present during the military parade held for graduating a new batch of the UAE-backed Yemeni troops in Aden.

The ballistic missile attack occurred while several other military leaders were also present at the military base.

Yemeni government officials, including high-ranking security commanders and intelligence officers, have been the prime targets in attacks by unknown gunmen during the past months.

In a separate attack earlier in the day, an explosives-laden car blew up at a police station, killing three soldiers.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack, but the security source blamed it on extremist groups.

Considered Yemen's temporary capital, Aden is where the Saudi-backed Yemeni Government has based itself since 2015. The impoverished Arab country has been locked into a civil war since late 2014, when Shiite Houthi rebels overran much of the country and seized all northern provinces, including the capital Sanaa. (UNI)