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Five dead in Yemen blast targeting Aden governor – security sources

Five people have been killed in a car-bomb attack targeting the governor of Aden, the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government, security sources say.

Aden, in southern Yemen, is home to a separatist movement that last year precariously integrated into the central government, and both have long been aligned against Huthi rebels in a grinding civil war.

Aden governor Ahmed Lamlas and Salem al-Socotri, a government minister, both survived the blast which went off as their convoy passed, the sources say.

“A car bomb… on Al-Mualla Street exploded while the convoy of officials… was passing,” a Yemeni security source tells AFP, adding that the victims were in the convoy.

Five members of the entourage were killed and 11 others were wounded in the attack.

Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalek Saeed has called for an investigation into Sunday’s “terrorist and cowardly” attack, the official Saba news agency reports.

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