August 2016 Aden bombing

August 2016 Aden car bombing
Part of the Aden unrest and the
Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)

Location of Aden Governorate in Yemen.
Location Aden, Aden Governorate, Yemen
Date 29 August 2016
Target Pro-Hadi army recruits
Attack type
Suicide car bombings
Deaths 72+ (+1)[1]
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

On August 29, 2016, a suicide bombing on an army camp in Aden, Yemen killed 72 people and wounded 67. ISIS has claimed responsibility.[2][3]


On the morning of Monday August 29, recruits at an army training camp queued in line for breakfast, which was brought into the compound by a truck. The suicide bomber, a suspected member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, entered the compound behind this truck. He then drove his vehicle into the gathering of people, blowing himself up in a suicide car bomb attack and killing himself. The large explosion collapsed the roof of a building, burying many people while causing damage to nearby buildings. Debris from the bombing was found all over the compound. At least 72 people were killed while at least 67 people were injured.

Editor-in-Chief of Yemen Post Hakim Almasmari called the incident a massacre, while stating that it is the worst terrorist attack that has ever occurred in Aden. Although Al-Qaeda has a large presence in the area, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant were the only ones to claim responsibility for the bombing. The bombing was another in a series of recent terrorist attacks in Yemen, especially on soldiers and other public defense workers and recruits.

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