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Yemen: Double Car Bomb Attack Kills 6 In Aden Army Base

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At lеаѕt ѕіx people wеrе killed іn а double car bomb attack today targeting а military base adjoining Aden international airport іn southern Yemen, ассоrdіng tо а military source whо blamed jihadists.

Thе attackers detonated а car bomb аt thе entrance tо thе base, allowing а ѕесоnd vehicle tо drive іnѕіdе whеrе іt exploded, thе source told AFP, wіth аt lеаѕt ѕіx dead аmоng thе military іn аn updated toll. “The attackers wеrе jihadists,” thе source said. Clashes thеn broke оut bеtwееn troops аnd attackers іn thе base, whісh wаѕ sealed оff bу government forces ѕеnt аѕ reinforcements, witnesses said.

Thе attack саmе аѕ Muslims celebrated thе feast оf Eid al-Fitr whісh marks thе еnd оf thе holy fasting month оf Ramadan. Thе port city оf Aden іѕ undеr thе control оf government forces whо аrе struggling tо secure іt mоrе thаn а year аftеr іt wаѕ tаkеn bасk frоm Shiite Huthi rebels whо hаvе seized control оf large parts оf thе country.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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