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ADEN, Yemen- The Daesh group claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings, that struck the headquarters of the counter-terrorism forces in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, on Saturday.

The Daesh group, with its official news agency, Amaq, said in a brief statement that, "two jihadist operations hit the camp of the counter-terrorism troops in Aden."

The Daesh group mentioned no further details about the two explosions or casualties.

Sources based in Aden said, two suicide bombers detonated their explosives-laden vehicles and targeted the anti-terror forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates in Aden.

The explosions killed five soldiers and injured several others at the scene.

A police source said, the two explosions took place near the compound of the pro-secession Southern Transitional Council (STC), in Aden.

He said, the security forces manning the STC compound, located near the headquarters of the anti-terror troops, repulsed a number of militants who were trying to storm the two buildings.

"A number of attackers tried to storm the buildings of the STC and the anti-terror troops but our soldiers fought them back and aborted the attack," the local police source added.

Both the Yemen-based al-Qaeda branch and the Daesh group conducted similar attacks using vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (SVBIEDs) in Aden province.

The southern port city of Aden is considered as Yemen's temporary capital and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government has based itself there since 2015.


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