ADEN, June 16 (Reuters) – A Yemeni journalist was killed in a automobile explosion in Aden late on Wednesday, law enforcement said, in the newest incident of violence in Yemen’s southern port city.
Original investigations indicated that an explosive device had been planted on the auto pushed by Saber al-Haidari, according to a law enforcement statement published by the southern armed forces in Aden.
The statement did not specify which media outlet Haidari, 40, worked for.
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Firefighters doused the charred wreckage of the vehicle on a main street in Aden, which has witnessed an increase in violence in latest months.
A vehicle bombing in March killed a senior Yemeni navy leader and three of his entourage in what authorities explained as an assault by “terrorist features”.
Past November, a pregnant Yemeni journalist was killed in a motor vehicle explosion. Her husband, also a journalist, was injured. read through far more
Yemen has been mired in a seven-calendar year conflict concerning a Saudi Arabian-led navy coalition and the Iran-aligned Houthi movement that mainly holds North Yemen.
Between Yemen’s a lot of destabilising forces are Islamist military services groups like Al Qaeda and Islamic Condition that have, in the past, carried out attacks, like in the south.
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Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari and Reyam Mokhashef
Editing by Bernadette Baum
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