Yemeni security forces gather outside an elderly care home in Yemen's main southern city of Aden after it was attacked by gunmen on March 4, 2016. / AFP / SALEH AL-OBEIDI
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Yemeni authorities have blamed ISIS for an attack on an elderly care home run by missionaries that killed 16 people and was condemned by Pope Francis as "diabolical".Rival extremist movement Al-Qaeda distanced itself from the mass shooting in the main southern city of Aden, saying it was not responsible. In a statement addressed to the residents of Aden, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), also known as Ansar al-Sharia, denied "any links to the attack on the elderly care home".Al-Qaeda has previously criticized ISIS for attacks on Shiite mosques in Yemen that left dozens dead.Al-Qaeda and ISIS have stepped up attacks in Aden, targeting mainly loyalists and members of a Saudi-led coalition battling the rebels since March last year.
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