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Car bomb in Yemen targets officials, kills six others

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BY AHMED AL-HAJ
Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen says at least six people have been killed by a car bomb in the port city of Aden, while two senior officials who were targeted have survived. Sunday’s explosion targeted the convoy carrying Agriculture Minister Salem al-Socotrai and Aden’s Gov. Ahmed Lamlas. At least seven others passing by were wounded. Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed called the explosion a “terrorist attack” and ordered an investigation. Aden has been the seat of the internationally recognized government since the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels took over the capital, Sanaa, triggering Yemen’s civil war. Aden has been rocked by several explosions in past years, blamed on al-Qaida and Islamic State militants.

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