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IS bombs kill 47 Yemen police in former Qaeda bastion

A member of the security forces patrols a street in the Yemeni port of Mukalla, 480 km (300 mi) east of Aden, on May 3, 2016A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group 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 IS in the city of 200,000 people that was recaptured by government forces from the rival jihadists of Al-Qaeda with US backing. The suicide bomber killed at least 41 police recruits on the southwestern outskirts of the city, the capital of Hadramawt province, medics said after earlier giving a toll of 31 dead.

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