The assault comes a day after separate attacks by Houthi rebels and unidentified fighters killed dozens in Aden [File: Nariman El-Mofty/AP]

An al-Qaeda attack on a military camp in war-torn Yemen has killed at least 19 soldiers, security officials said, a day after dozens of people were killed in separate assaults by Houthi rebels and an unidentified armed group in Aden.

Gunmen stormed the Al-Mahfad army base in southern Abyan province on Friday and remained inside for several hours before military reinforcements came, three security officials told AFP news agency.

“The Qaeda gunmen took advantage of what happened [on Thursday] in Aden and launched an assault on al-Mahfad base and clashed with soldiers,” a government security official said.

“Military reinforcements were sent … and the

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