Saudi camp in Lahj hit by heavy explosions

Saudi camp in Lahj hit by heavy explosions

Powerful explosions have rocked a military camp belonging to the Saudi-led coalition in Yafea district, north of Lahj province in southern Yemen.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on the testimony of local sources. According to the sources, ambulance cars were seen carrying wounded and dead from the camp in al-Hadd district, adjacent to Bayda province, the last lines of contact with the Yemeni army forces.

There were conflicting reports about the cause of the blast, with some sources reporting a drone attack, while others blamed an explosion of weapons depots.

The area has recently been tense, following al-Qaeda use of the area as a springboard to bomb citizens’ homes in areas of al-Zaher directorate, which is under the control of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees.

No party has claimed responsibility for what is likely an attack so far.

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