Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Sunday that killed up to 49 soldiers in the southern port city of Aden, in Yemen, the group said in a statement.
Islamic State said more than 70 “apostates” were killed in the attack carried out by a suicide bomber it identified as Abu Hashem al-Radfani.
earlier, officials at a local hospital on Sunday said the death toll in the suicide attack targeting government soldiers in Yemen’s southern city of Aden has risen to 42.
The officials at the al-Jumhuri Hospital added on condition of anonymity that dozens of soldiers injured in the attack are still in critical conditions.
Ambulances continue to carry victims from the site of the attack, which took place outside the Solban Army Base in the north-eastern part of Aden, witnesses say.
The bomber blew himself up amid a group of soldiers who had gathered to receive their salaries.
There is no claim yet of responsibility for the bombing, the second of its kind in the same location this month.