Bomb attacks in Yemen kill 27

(VOVworld) - A suicide bomb blast hit a market in Marib in northern Yemen on Friday, killing eight people including three soldiers and wounding several others.

 

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Yemen’s UN envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed (Photo: Reuters)

The officials said the bomb was planted at the entrance of the market, targeting the government forces. The rebels said on their website sabanews.net that three bombs exploded at the market, killing seven people and wounding 15.

Also on Friday, the chief of the main prison in Yemen's southern port city of Aden and a relative were gunned down by unknown gunmen. No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is considered the main suspect for recent attacks.

According to UN latest reports, Yemen’s civil war has killed 6,800 people, most of them civilians, injured 35,000 people, and forced 2 million people to flee.

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