At Least 10 People Die in Explosion at Residence of Aden’s Security Chief

© REUTERS / StringerA car burns at the site of a car bomb attack outside the house of the director of security for Yemen's southern port city of Aden, Brigadier General Shalal Ali Shayyeh, in Aden January 17, 2016
A car burns at the site of a car bomb attack outside the house of the director of security for Yemen's southern port city of Aden, Brigadier General Shalal Ali Shayyeh, in Aden January 17, 2016 - Sputnik International
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A car driven by a suicide bomber exploded near the residence of the security chief of the Yemeni southern province of Aden on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, according to a source.

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SANAA (Sputnik) – An explosion erupted near the residence of the security chief of the Yemeni southern province of Aden on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, a source in the local security forces told Sputnik.

“A car driven by a suicide bomber exploded while passing the residence of Shalal Shaei,” the source said, adding that seven other cars were damaged by the blast.

Two of the victims were the security chief’s guards, and the rest were civilians, according to the source.

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No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack that took place in Tawahi district in the city of Aden.

The news comes a month after the governor of Aden was killed by a car bomb.

Yemen has been locked in a military conflict between opposition forces and the internationally-backed government, currently based in the country’s south, for over a year.

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