A car bomb has just exploded near the gate to al-Ma’ashiq Palace in Aden. Aden is controlled by pro-Hadi loyalists who are back by the Saudi regime. No group has yet claimed responsibility.
It has been reported that at least 6 are dead with 10 wounded.
Preliminary reports also suggest the intended target was the governor of Aden on the way to the presidential palace.
The blast in Aden “targeted a security checkpoint that leads to the entrance of the presidential palace,” the official told Reuters by telephone.
Sources told the news channel Al-Arabiya that the blast was targeting Aden’s mayor after he entered the presidential residence.
It comes just hours after the Saudi-led coalition was reported to have launched an airstrike on the palace and in the country’s capital, Sanaa. The strike lasted for more than two hours, destroying military targets and damaging civilian homes, according to NTV7.