A fresh-faced teenage suicide bomber proudly poses for the camera with a broad smile and dressed in an explosive belt in a picture released by Islamic State.
A further set of pictures show the dramatic moment the young man – using the nom de guerre Hamza al-Muhajir – detonates the cargo of high-explosives strapped to his body.
Islamic State bosses claimed responsibility for the attack, saying al-Muhajir was behind the bombing in Yemen’s port city of Aden that killed seven people and wounded more than 30 others.
Isiamic state released pictures of a fresh-faced teenage suicide bomber using the nom de guerre Hamza al-Muhajir
Witnesses said the blast was caused by a car laden with explosives, apparently driven by a suicide bomber towards a military kitchen in al-Derain area in northern Aden.
The appalling waste of lives is captured by another ISIS fighter from less than 100 yards away.
A figure can be seen stood at the barrier in war-torn Yemen as man cycles towards the checkpoint.
The next picture shows huge ball of flames and what looks like a body cartwheeling into the air as the lone cyclist nears the scene of carnage.
A further set of pictures show the dramatic moment the young man reportedly detonated the cargo of high-explosives strapped to his body
Witnesses said the blast was caused by a car laden with explosives, apparently driven by a suicide bomber
In the third picture the blast as blown the man on the bike across the road and another man emerges from a giant cloud of dust engulfing the street in the port city of Aden.
Aden is considered Yemen’s temporary capital, as the Saudi-backed Yemeni government has based itself there since 2015.
During the last two years, terrorist groups such as the Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and ISIS, have had an active presence in the southern part of Yemen.
A figure can be seen stood at the barrier in war-torn Yemen as man cycles towards the checkpoint
Yemenis inspect the site of a suicide car bombing hit UAE-trained Yemeni troops in the southern port city of Aden
The impoverished Arab country has been locked in a civil war since 2014, when the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels overran much of the country militarily and seized all northern provinces, including the capital Sanaa.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab military coalition which intervened in Yemen in 2015 to support the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after Iran-backed Houthi rebels forced him into exile.
The UN has listed Yemen as the country facing the world’s top humanitarian crisis, with seven million Yemenis on the brink of famine and cholera causing more than 2,000 deaths.
At least six Yemeni soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing hit a security center in Aden