Governor of Aden survives car bomb attack

A parked car detonated as Aidaroos al-Zubairi and vehicles carrying his bodyguards on Friday. (AFP)

The governor of the southern Yemeni city of Aden survived a car bomb attack targeting his convoy on Friday, security officials and eyewitnesses said.

A parked car detonated as Aidaroos al-Zubairi and vehicles carrying his bodyguards and retinue drove in the Inma area. The attack caused no casualties and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

A civil war has raged for over a year in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula nation, and security chaos has gripped the port city – temporary seat of Yemen’s embattled government.

Zubairi was appointed governor of Aden after his predecessor was killed in a car bombing on Dec. 6 claimed by ISIS militants, the latest attack by the new Yemen branch of the militant group against government targets.

Assassins have tried several times before to kill him in car bomb blasts.

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