Yemeni journalist working with Al Arabiya injured, pregnant wife killed in Aden

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Mahmoud al-Atmi, a Yemeni journalist working with Al Arabiya and Al Hadath, was injured in a car explosion in Yemen’s southern port city Aden on Tuesday, which also killed his pregnant wife, security officials said.

An explosive device was planted on al-Atmi's car, security officials added. The explosion claimed the life of al-Atmi's wife, Rasha Khalid, who was also a journalist working in Al Ain channel.

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Last month, a car bomb targeting the convoy of Aden’s governor killed at least six people.

Yemen has been mired in violence since the Iran-backed Houthi movement ousted the internationally recognized government from the capital, Sanaa, in late 2014, prompting the Arab Coalition to intervene months later.

Aden has also been caught in a power struggle between the government and a separatist group vying for control of the city, interim seat of government, and the wider south.

With Reuters

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