Crimes and Violations

Top security official survived car bomb attack in Aden, six people killed

Republican Yemen

A car bomb attack on the convoy of a top security official left six people dead and several others wounded on Wednesday in the port city of Aden, military officials said.

The car bomb targeted the convoy of Lahj Security Director Major General Saleh Al-Sayed, who survived the attack, in Khormakst district today in the afternoon, leaving six civilians dead and several others wounded, including four of his guards.

Shorty after the attack, Al-Sayed appeared on a video vowing to continue going after terrorists.

Another circulated video showed dead and injured men and women lying in a minibus as smoke rose from the site.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack; however, Al Qaeda is believed to have carried out the attack. Last week Al Qaeda was reported to have conducted two similar attacks in the southern provinces of Abyan and Shabwa.

Earlier this week, an anti-Houthi Salafi commander was assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Yemen’s Marib.

Aden, the interim capital of Yemen, has been witnessing instability and frequent bombings, putting Yemen’s recently-formed PLC at stake.

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