The mayor of the city of Aden Jafar Saad was killed in southern Yemen as a result of the terrorist attack committed by a suicide bomber, reports Reuters with reference to eyewitnesses and sources in the security services.
It was initially reported that the convoy Saad shot from the grenade launcher. Later, the Agency sources said that the motorcade was hit by a suicide bomber in a car Packed with explosives.
The explosion was so powerful that together with the mayor killed six of his bodyguards.
Responsibility for the attack took on terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, also DAYS, banned in Russia), reports AFP.
Saad was appointed Governor of Aden in October of this year.
Reuters recalls that a separate group of rebels-Houthis are still in Aden, about 4 months ago was liberated by the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia, which supports ousted President Hadi.
In Yemen, the armed conflict continues, where on one side are the Houthis rebels from the Shiite movement “Ansar Allah” and those loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh of the army, and troops ousted President Abd rabbu Mansour Hadi that the ground and air support forces of the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Aviation coalition from March 26 causes the air strikes in areas controlled by the rebels, reminds RIA “Novosti”. The number of ground troops sent to support Hadi, according to some estimates, is more than 10 thousand people.