Yemen: IS claim responsibility for explosion outside presidential palace Aden

CZz-KYvWIAANx_o

Aftermath of bombing (Hisham al Omeisy)

Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for an explosion outside the presidential palace, residence of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Rabbu Hadi on Thursday in the southern city of Aden. The blast killed at least 11 people with 13 seriously injured. Hadi took control after Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh resigned in 2012 following mass protests against his rule. Hadi was later forced to relocate to Aden from the capital Saana after Shiite Houthis took control of the city. Reuters reported,

“Officials said Hadi was inside his residence at the time of the attack and was unharmed.

‘A suicide car bomb targeted a security checkpoint about 500 meters (yards) from the Maashiq palace. The majority of the casualties are civilians,’ an official told Reuters by telephone.”

IS released photographs claiming to be Dutch suicide bomber, Abu Hunaifa al-Hollandi and also images of the explosion.

CZ0JvElWcAAwAwt

CZ0QWv2WkAAP79a

CZ0JvCKWYAAcIOk

CZ0IRevWIAACvjj

IS claim of responsibility

Nasser Arrabyee, Yemeni Journalist and Film-maker stated,

The first European suicide bomber in Yemen. From the Netherlands. He wanted to kill Saudi-backed resigned Pres Hadi.

Links

“Yemen crisis: Who is fighting whom?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29319423

“AL-QA`IDA AND THE ISLAMIC STATE BENEFIT AS YEMEN WAR DRAGS ON”

https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/al-qaida-and-the-islamic-state-benefit-as-yemen-war-drags-on

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s