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At least 48 killed in suspect suicide attack in Yemen

A suspected suicide bombing outside a military camp near the city of Aden kills at least 48 people, Yemeni officials have said.

It comes a week after an attack by the so-called Islamic State group killed 50 troops in the city.

The officials said the soldiers were queuing to collect salaries near a military base in the Khor Maksar district when the attacker blew himself up.

Britons raise £5 million for Yemen in less than 24 hours

A child takes a picture of a bombed house. Credit: Reuters

Britons have donated £5 million for lifesaving aid in war-stricken Yemen in less than 24 hours, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has announced.

A crisis appeal was launched to help millions of people left starving and in desperate situations in the country, which was among the poorest in the world even before war broke out.

More than 7 million people in Yemen do not know where their next meal will come from and children are dying from malnutrition.

The £5 million funds raised is made up of £3 million given by the UK public by text, phone and online, and £2 million from the UK government through AidMatch.

To make a donation to the DEC Yemen Crisis Appeal visit: www.dec.org.uk, call the 24-hour hotline on 0370 60 60 900. You can also donate £5 by texting the word SUPPORT to 70000.

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Suicide bomber kills 45 soldiers in Yemen

A suicide bomber has killed 45 Yemini solders and wounded at least 50 others in the southern city port of Aden.

The attacker allegedly blew himself up as the troops were waiting to collect their salaries.

Militants from the so-called Islamic State have repeatedly claimed responsibility for deadly attacks on troops in the area, which is under the internationally recognised government in exile in Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom intervened in Yemen's civil war in March 2015 in a bit to oust the Iran-allied Houthi movement from the capital Sanaa.

However despite thousands of airstrikes, they have failed to dislodge the group.

At least 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict that has sparked a humanitarian crisis on the country.

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