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Suicide bomber kills 23 soldiers at army base in Aden

A suicide bomber has blown himself up inside an army base in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, killing 23 soldiers and wounding at least 30 others.

The bomber detonated his explosives amid hundreds of soldiers who were lining up to collect their salaries in the Solban army base. At least 30 soldiers were wounded in the incident.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of al Qaida.

The terror network's branch in Yemen is thought to be the world's most active.

It is known to have a presence in Aden, where a loose coalition between troops loyal to the internationally recognized government, local militias and jihadi groups is in control.

AP

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