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Turkey condemns “heinous” terrorist attack in Yemen


AA / Istanbul / Seda Sevencan

Turkey condemned a terrorist attack on Sunday that left six people dead in southern Yemen, calling it “hateful”.

Turkish diplomacy expressed in a statement its sadness for the deaths and injuries resulting from the car bomb attack that targeted the governor’s convoy earlier on Sunday. ‘Aden, Ahmed Hamed Lamlas, in the province.

The ministry, which condemned the attack, expressed the wish that “God will grant his mercy to those who have lost their lives” and also wished “a speedy recovery to the wounded”. the same statement offered its “condolences to the Yemeni people, friend and brother.”

Six people were killed and seven others injured in the car bomb attack that targeted Lamlas’ convoy in Yemen on Sunday, officials said. The latter survived this assassination attempt.

Former Aden governor Jaafar Saad was killed in a similar attack in 2015.

Aden, the temporary capital of Yemen, regularly sees attacks targeting government officials and public figures.

Yemen has been beset by violence and instability since 2014, when Houthi rebels took control of most of the country, including the capital Sana’a.

A Saudi-led coalition aimed at reestablishing the Yemeni government has exacerbated the situation, causing one of the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crises.

According to UN estimates, 233,000 people have been killed, nearly 80%, or around 30 million people, are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, and more than 13 million are at risk of starvation.

* Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj

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