Car bomb kills 5 in southern Yemen; Daesh claims responsibility

Car bomb kills 5 in southern Yemen; Daesh claims responsibility
A man stands by a damaged car at the site of a car bomb attack outside the Finance Ministry offices in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen Nov. 29, 2017. (Reuters/Fawaz Salman)
Updated 29 November 2017

Car bomb kills 5 in southern Yemen; Daesh claims responsibility

Car bomb kills 5 in southern Yemen; Daesh claims responsibility

SANAA, Yemen: Yemeni witnesses and officials say a powerful car bomb has struck a government building in the southern port city of Aden, killing five people and wounding 12. The attack was claimed by the Daesh group.
The witnesses and security officials say the early Wednesday blast completely destroyed the finance ministry building, damaged nearby houses and triggered fires in shops in the area. They spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing retribution.
The US-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, said the Daesh group’s affiliate in Yemen claimed responsibility in an online statement.
Aden has seen an uptick in violence, with a series of attacks and assassinations claimed by the Daesh branch. The city is the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government, which s at war with Shiite rebels.