al-Qaeda militants have killed at least 18 Yemeni soldiers at the intelligence service headquarters in Aden in south Yemen.
AFP and Reuters state that some 18-19 soldiers were killed in the rocket and suicide bombing attack. A security official told AFP that, "The death toll has increased to 19 soldiers while nine soldiers and three civilians were wounded."
More bodies are believed to be buried under the rubble of the partially leveled building. Al-Qaeda and other associated Islamist militias have been carrying out suicide attacks like this on government and military targets since June.