23 May 2016 Yemen bombings

On 23 May 2016, two suicide bombings, conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, killed at least 45 potential army recruits in Aden, Yemen.[1] The first attack, which targeted a lineup, killed 20. The second attack, which occurred inside the base, killed 25.[2] The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack.[1] The attack was preceded by the 2016 Yemen Police bombings in the Yemeni city of Mukalla, which killed more than 48 people and injured over 60.

23 May 2016 Yemen bombings
Part of the Aden unrest and the
Yemeni civil war (2015–present)
LocationAden, Yemen
Date23 May 2016
TargetArmy recruits, potential army recruits
Attack type
Multiple bombings, suicide bombings
Deaths45+ (+2, maybe more)
PerpetratorIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant

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