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    Suicide Car Attack in Yemen Targets Senior General, Kills Several People

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    Yemeni suicide car bombing reportedly targeted a pro-government senior general left several people killed, regional media reported Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Several people were killed in a suicide car bombing in the province of Hadhramaut in southeastern Yemen that reportedly targeted a pro-government senior general who managed to survive the attack, regional media reported Wednesday.

    A suicide bomber used a car to ram the convoy transporting Maj. Gen. Abdul Rahman Halili near the city of Qaten, the Gulf News newspaper reported. The blast is said to have killed several soldiers and civilians, while some others were injured.

    Halili, who commands the 1st Military Region in Hadhramaut and oversees the large-scale government offensive against al-Qaeda terror group, survived the attack.

    No terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the attack.

    ​Yemen has dissolved into instability and violence since September 2014 when Houthi Shia rebels supported by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh rose against the government and seized large territories including the capital of Sana’a.

    In March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition launched an air strike campaign against the Houthis. A number of attempts to establish a UN-brokered ceasefire in Yemen have so far failed.

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