The Attack On Military Parade By The Houthi Missile Kills 32

The Attack On Military Parade By The Houthi Missile Kills 32

The parade within the southern port city of Aden was targeted by missiles and an armed drone, a Houthi-run TV channel says.

Aden is the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized authorities.

The rebels say the army parade was a part of preparations by professional-authorities forces for a fresh assault on Houthi-held territory just north of the city.

However, the authorities stated it was a graduation ceremony for newly recruited troopers.

Bodies have been strewn on the ground after the attack and troopers had been seen crying, one witness informed Reuters news agency. A senior commander is believed to have been killed.

“The blast occurred behind the stand where the ceremony was happening,” the witness stated. “A bunch of troopers had been crying over a body believed to be of [a] commander.”

The international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says dozens of individuals had been wounded.

The navy camp where the attack happened belongs to a professional-authorities force generally known as the Security Belt.

Earlier on Thursday, a suicide bombing at a police station in Aden killed a minimum of three officers. It isn’t clear if this incident was linked to the attack on the army camp.

Yemen has been destroyed by a conflict that escalated in March 2015, when the Houthi rebels grabbed control of much of the west of the nation and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee abroad.