ADEN: As many as five suicide bombings have rocked Yemen’s southeastern city of Mukalla, leaving at least 35 people dead.

According to Arab News, the blasts took place at four security check posts located in different areas of the city, just as troops were breaking their fast.

In the first attack, a suicide bomber requested the soldiers to break his fast with them and afterwards blew himself up. Later on, two more bombers detonated their explosives while approaching the soldiers.

Two more suicide blasts took place at the entrance of an army camp, where 17 soldiers, as well as a woman and a child, were killed.

This is first major terror wave in Mukalla city since it was retaken from al-Qaeda in April this year.