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Governor of Yemen's Aden survives assassination bid

Convoy strikes roadside bomb, leaving governor slightly injured

14.08.2018
Governor of Yemen's Aden survives assassination bid

ADEN, Yemen

Amin Hammoud, governor of Yemen’s coastal Aden province, survived an assassination attempt Tuesday when his convoy struck a roadside bomb, according to a local security source.

The incident, which left Hammoud and some of his colleagues injured, reportedly occurred in Aden’s Enmaa district, the security source told Anadolu Agency anonymously due to restrictions on speaking to media.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for planting the roadside explosive device.

Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when the Shia Houthi rebel group overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa.

The conflict escalated the following year when Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at rolling back the Houthis’ territorial gains and shoring up Yemen’s pro-Saudi government.

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