A suicide bombing claimed by the ISIL Takfiri group hit UAE-trained Yemeni troops in the government bastion of Aden on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding more than a dozen.
The attack in the north of the port city hit an army mess hall serving the so-called Security Belt brigade, a security source said.
At least five people were confirmed dead and 18 wounded, the source said, adding that they were most likely passers-by or staff working in the kitchen.
Several cars parked nearby were severely damaged.
ISIL claimed the attack on its propaganda arm Amaq, saying an “act of martyrdom by car bombing” had hit the “main headquarters for, food run by the Security Belt which is loyal to the United Arab Emirates, in the area of Dareen in the Mansoura district of Aden”.