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Suicide car bomb in Yemen kills four

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 00:45

A car bomb explodes outside the home of a Yemeni official in Aden, killing four people. Yiming Woo reports.

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A suicide bomb inside this car exploded outside the home of the security director for the southern city of Aden. Four of his guards were killed. Brigadier General Shalal Ali Shayyeh was also the target of a car bomb attack two weeks ago. There's been an escalating wave of assassinations targeting security forces in the city. The government has been grappling with lawlessness since militiamen backed by a Saudi-led military alliance, drove out the Iran-allied Houthi group in July. But they haven't been able to impose control in Aden. Ground fighting and air strikes have killed around 6,000 people, half of them civilians, during the nine-month war in Yemen.

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Suicide car bomb in Yemen kills four

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 00:45