Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack that killed the governor of Yemen’s southern Aden province on Sunday morning.
Jaafar Mohammed Saad died alongside several aides when his vehicle was attacked by members of the terror group, also known as Daesh.
The evil group did not admit responsibility for the deadly blast immediately but it has established a presence in Yemen since the country’s civil war broke out earlier this year.
SIS later posted a statement on a messaging service revealing it had detonated a car laden with explosives as Saad’s vehicle passed through Aden’s Tawahi district, as part of a convoy, as he made his way to work.
Local residents and an official described how the suicide bomber rammed his car into the governor’s vehicle.