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Yemen suicide attacks kill at least 45 army recruits

  • Map locates Aden, Yemen; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;

    Map locates Aden, Yemen; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;  (The Associated Press)

  • Men with Yemen's flag painted on their faces, attend a ceremony to commemorate the 26th anniversary of Yemen's reunification, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, May 22, 2016. South and North Yemen were independent states until unification in 1990. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Men with Yemen's flag painted on their faces, attend a ceremony to commemorate the 26th anniversary of Yemen's reunification, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, May 22, 2016. South and North Yemen were independent states until unification in 1990. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man holds Yemen's flag during a ceremony to commemorate the 26th anniversary of Yemen's reunification, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, May 22, 2016. South and North Yemen were independent states until unification in 1990. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    A man holds Yemen's flag during a ceremony to commemorate the 26th anniversary of Yemen's reunification, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, May 22, 2016. South and North Yemen were independent states until unification in 1990. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

Yemeni security officials say that a pair of suicide bombers killed at least 45 people in the southern city of Aden.

The officials said Monday that the two bombers targeted young men seeking to join the army. One suicide car bomber targeted a line outside an army recruitment center, killing at least 20. A second bomber on foot detonated his explosive vest among a group of recruits waiting outside the home of an army commander, killing at least 25.

The Yemeni officials all spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

Yemen's conflict pits the internationally recognized government against Shiite rebels who control the capital, Saana, and are allied with a former president. The country also contains active al-Qaida and Islamic State group affiliates.