Governor of Yemen’s Aden dies in a bomb blast : Official Sources

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ADEN : The governor of Aden was killed by a car bomb on Sunday in Yemen's southern port city, in an attack that Islamic State ISIS claimed responsibility for. A local official and residents said at least six members of General Jaafar Mohammed Saad's entourage also died in the attack, which targeted the governor on his way to work. Several other people were wounded. The attack came in the Tawahi district of Aden , where President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has returned to oversee a war against Iran-allied Houthis . Islamic State, in a statement posted on a messaging service, said it detonated a car laden with explosives as Saad's convoy passed by. The group promised more operations against "the heads of apostasy in Yemen". A local official and residents said earlier on Sunday a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into the governor 's car. The attack came a day after assailants killed a senior army officer and a judge who had presided over the trial of militants suspected in the bombing of the U.S. warship USS Cole in Aden in 2000, in two separate attacks in the city. (Reuters)

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