Car Bomb Attack Targets Bodyguards of Mansour Hadi’s Security Team Commander


The bodyguards of the commander of fugitive Yemeni president Mansour Hadi’s security team came under a car bomb attack on Tuesday.

According to al-Mayadeen news channel, the blast occurred in Khor Maksar district in the Southern port city of Aden.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.

No further detail is available on the incident.

In a relevant development on Saturday, gunmen in a car killed a Yemeni army colonel and two bodyguards in Aden.

Badr al-Yafei, commander of the guards at Badr military camp in Aden, was attacked as he was leaving his home in the Khor Maksar district, police spokesman Abdurrahman al-Naqeeb said.

“The armed men fled the area afterwards,” al-Naqeeb said. “The investigations about this assassination and others are ongoing.”

Also, on Friday, the acting chief of the central prison in Aden’s al-Mansoura district was shot dead outside his mother’s home by gunmen driving past in a car, while the police chief of Aden survived two car-bomb attacks last month.