Four pro-government Yemeni soldiers were killed and seven others injured, when a suicide bomber struck a military checkpoint, in the southern port city of Aden, Wednesday.

"An attacker, wearing an explosive belt, detonated himself among a group of soldiers, at a military checkpoint in Aden's neighbourhood of Mansourah, leaving four soldiers killed and seven others injured," the Yemeni source said, on condition of anonymity.

The security source said that, the suicide attack occurred when the soldiers gathered to have lunch together, near the checkpoint.

Another source of Aden's Police Command said, "A young man approached the soldiers as they were gathering for lunch and briefly joined them, leaving behind a sack with explosives that caused a huge blast."

Medical sources at Buraihi hospital confirmed by saying that, some of the soldiers were critically injured during the blast.

Dozens of newly-trained soldiers, backed by armoured vehicles, arrived at the bombing site, according to witnesses.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the latest suicide bombing that struck Aden province, where the Saudi-backed government has temporarily based itself.

However, the Yemen-based al-Qaeda offshoot and the Daesh group, used to launch similar suicide bombings against Yemeni army and security forces, in the past weeks.

Last month, the Yemen-based affiliate of the Daesh group, claimed responsibility for a series of suicide bombing attacks, that struck military posts and an intelligence compound in Hadramout, leaving more than 48 killed.

The fragile security situation in the country has deteriorated since Mar, 2015, when war broke out between the Shiite Houthi group, supported by former President, Ali Abdullash Saleh, and the government, backed by a Saudi-led Arab coalition.

More than 6,400 people have been killed in ground battles and air strikes since then, half of them civilians.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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