Yemeni soldiers stand next to a photocopier, they believed was carrying explosives, outside a public security camp following a reported suicide attack in the southeastern Yemeni port of Mukalla on May 15, 2016. / AFP / STRINGER
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A suicide bombing claimed by ISIS and a second blast killed 47 police Sunday in the Yemeni port of Mukalla where a year of Al-Qaeda rule ended last month, medics said.It was the second attack in days claimed by ISIS in the city of 200,000 people that was recaptured by government forces from the rival militants of Al-Qaeda.The bomber detonated an explosives belt after joining a line of men at a police recruiting center, a provincial official said.Hadramawt's security chief, General Mubarak al-Oubthani, was at the recruitment center at the time of the attack but was not hurt.The Pentagon revealed last week that a "very small number" of U.S. military personnel had also been deployed around Mukalla in support of the operation.
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