7 killed in car bomb in Yemen’s Aden

People gather around the site of a reported explosion in the Khormaksar area of Yemen’s southern city of Aden, on June 29, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — At least seven people were killed Wednesday in a car bomb blast targeting the convoy of a security official in the southern Yemeni government-controlled city of Aden, security sources said.اضافة اعلان

The blast “targeted the convoy of the Lahij governorate security director, Saleh Al-Sayed, in the Khor Maksar neighborhood of central Aden”, a source told AFP.

At least four soldiers and three civilians were killed in the blast, added the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.

A Yemeni journalist was killed earlier in June when a bomb detonated in his car in Aden.

Yemen has been gripped by war since 2014, when Iran-backed Houthi rebels overran the capital Sanaa, prompting the government to flee to Aden and then into exile in Saudi Arabia.

A Saudi-led military intervention launched in 2015 has allowed the government to recover Aden and much of the south.

But the fighting has left hundreds of thousands of dead and millions more displaced in what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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