The Wall Street Journal: Islamic State takes credit for Yemen suicide blast that killed 48

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing near a military base in Aden that local officials said killed at least 48 people, the second major attack on soldiers in the Yemeni port city this month.

The Sunday morning blast targeted soldiers waiting to collect their salaries outside a Yemeni coast guard installation near Aden’s Solaban military base, the officials said. It followed a Dec. 10 car bombing outside the base, also claimed by Islamic State, that killed more than 50 soldiers who had also lined up to collect payments.

In a communiqué about Sunday’s attack, one of Islamic State’s Yemeni affiliates said its bomber had used an explosives-lined vest, according to a translation by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors global jihadist activity.

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