23 May 2016 Yemen bombings

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23 May 2016 Yemen bombings
Part of Aden unrest and the
Yemeni civil war (2015–present)
Location Aden, Yemen
Date 23 May 2016
Target Army recruits, potential army recruits
Attack type
Multiple bombings, suicide bombings
Weapons Bombings
Deaths 45+ (+2, maybe more)
Non-fatal injuries
Assailant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Motive Terror

On May 23 2016, two suicide bombings, conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, killed at least 45 potential army recruits in Aden, Yemen.[1] The first attack, which targeted a lineup, killed 20. The second attack, which occurred inside the base, killed 25.[2] The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack.[1] The attack were preceded by the 2016 Yemen Police bombings in the city of al-Mukalla, which killed over 48 people and injured over 60.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Reports: At least 45 killed in Yemen suicide bombings". USA Today. 23 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "ISIL blamed for deadly blasts in Yemen's Aden".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>