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Double Car Bomb Strikes Yemen Military Base

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Two suicide car bombers struck a military base near the Aden international airport in Yemen Wednesday, according to military sources.

At least six people were killed. Security sources said gun battles followed the explosions as militants tried to take advantage of the confusion.

The attack came on the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, a day marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Aden has served as the temporary capital of Yemen’s Saudi-backed administration since its forces regained control of the port city last year, but deadly attacks have become more common as the pro-government forces clash with local affiliates of Islamic State and their rival group, al-Qaida.

Islamic State suicide bombers killed 45 army recruits at the base in Aden in May.