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Yemen officials: Suicide blast at Aden police station; 3 die

Posted at 11:48 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 02:48:42-04

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials and witnesses say a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police station in the southern city of Aden, killing at least three policemen.

They say the attack took place on Thursday in the city’s Omar al-Mokhtar neighborhood and that at least 20 people were wounded, including three civilians.

The bomber drove into the police station’s gates shortly before the morning police lineup at the before the start of the workday.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to reporters and the witnesses declined to identify themselves for fear of reprisals.

Aden is the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government, which has been at war with the rebel Houthis who control the capital, Sanaa, and most of the country’s north.