Explosions reported in Islah Party mercenary camp in Abyan

Explosions reported in Islah Party mercenary camp in Abyan

Violent explosions have rocked one of the camps of the Islah Party, which is loyal to the Saudi-led coalition, in Abyan province, southern Yemen on Tuesday.

Local sources in the province stated that the explosions hit the headquarters of the 115th Infantry Brigade, which is stationed in Lawdar district.

The reporting sources suggested that the explosion was likely caused by a drone strike, but the perpetrator of the strike remains unknown.

The attack comes just a day after a US drone targeted an Islah-run mosque in Mudiyah district on Monday, leaving nearly 40 dead and wounded, including leaders of Al-Qaeda.

Lawdar district had been witnessing violent confrontations since last week, between Islah militants and the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council’s militias, caused by a conflict regarding the appointment of a new security director for the district.

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