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Yemen: Governor escapes assassination attempt in Aden


AA / Aden, Yemen

The governor of Aden province in southern Yemen, Ahmed Lamlas, survived an assassination attempt on Sunday, according to a Yemeni security official.

A car bomb exploded as the governor’s convoy passed through At-Tawahi town in Aden, the official said on condition of anonymity, not being authorized to contact the media.

Neither party claimed responsibility for the attack that killed six people, while seven others were injured.

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

Aden, Yemen’s temporary capital, comes under regular 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 worsened the situation, causing one of the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crises with 233,000 people killed, nearly 80%, or around 30 million people. , in need of humanitarian aid and protection, and more than 13 million people at risk of famine, according to UN estimates.

* Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj

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