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Dozens killed in attacks in Yemen port city

Officials said the attacks in Aden included a missile which struck a military parade.

(John Stillwell/PA)
(John Stillwell/PA)

At least 40 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a missile attack and co-ordinated suicide bombings in the southern port city of Aden, according to officials and witnesses.

A health official said the missile struck a military parade under way in Aden, the temporary seat of the UN-recognised government.

The website of the country’s Houthi rebels quoted spokesman Brigadier General Yehia Sarea as saying the rebels fired a ballistic missile at forces loyal to the United Arab Emirates, a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-backed Houthis since 2015.

The parade was taking place in the Breiqa neighbourhood. The official did not give a breakdown for the casualties at the parade but said several commanders were among the casualties.

Abdel Dayem Ahmed, a senior police official, told the Associated Press 11 were killed earlier in the day when an explosives-laden car, a bus and three motorcycles targeted a police station during a morning line-up.

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