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At Least 10 Dead in Yemen Suicide Blast

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A suicide bomber killed at least 10 soldiers Wednesday and wounded several others at a Yemeni army camp in the southern port city of Aden, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State.

The attacker, who was dressed as a soldier, detonated his explosives at the gates of the Ras Abbas camp, according to military officials at the scene.

The targeted camp was being used to train of new recruits.

The Yemeni government and its Saudi-led military backers are using Aden as a base for air strikes against Shi'ite rebels, known as Houthis, who control the capital, Sana'a.

The blast came one day after al-Qaida claimed responsibility for an attack on a convoy carrying Aden's governor and security chief. Both men survived the attack.

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