Five People Reported Dead After Explosion Targets Aden Governor's Convoy in Yemen
09:33 GMT 10.10.2021 (Updated: 13:56 GMT 10.10.2021)
Reuters reported, citing witnesses, that multiple casualties are feared after a blast hit Aden's Al Tawahi district.
A car bomb detonated on Sunday in the Yemeni city of Aden, Al-Jazeera reported. According to preliminary data, the attack targeted a convoy belonging to Aden Governor Ahmed Lamlas.
So far, there has been no official information about the number of killed or wounded by the explosion, however, a source told Sputnik that at least five people have died from the assault. The governor is believed to have survived the blast.
"Five people died, four of them bodyguards of Gov. Ahmed Hamed Lamles… The agriculture and fisheries minister, Salem Suqatri, was in the car with him", the source said.
Aden has been the de facto capital of Yemen since Houthi rebels overran Sanaa in the country's north. The port is controlled by the separatist Southern Transitional Council.