Terrorist group «Islamic state» has claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed the Governor of the province of Aden Jafar Muhammad Saad and his six bodyguards.
In a published statement, the IG reported that in the car, which drove a high-ranking official, was hit by a car bomb. Previously it was stated that the Governor’s motorcade was fired from handheld antitank grenade launchers.
Note that initially in the terrorist attack suspected Houthis – Shiite tribal fighters supported by Iran, and the group «al-Qaeda».
On 15 December to begin talks between the Houthis and internationally recognized government of Yemen intended to put an end to the eight months of civil war. They will be held under the mediation of Saudi Arabia.
Government forces, despite the support of a powerful Arab coalition, unable to break the resistance of Shiite militias. The Houthis still hold not only the capital of Yemen Sana’a, but also the strategic Central province.