Governors of Aden, Lahij survive assassination bid

Aidarus Al Zubaidi, the governor of the Yemeni port city of Aden, speaks on the phone during a visit at Aden's port after it was completly secured by the fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. (AFP)

The governor of Aden, Aidarous Al Zubaidi and governor of Lahij, Nasser Al Khabji, have survived a car bomb attack targetting their convoy in Al Enma residential district, the state Yemen News Agency reported Tuesday.

The incident comes days after Aden security authorities imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the city following gun battles between militants and government security forces at the seaport.

The two governors were accompanied by Chief of Security of Aden, Brigadier Shallal Shaea', when terrorists attacked their convoy, a local official security source told the agency.

The attack killed two bodyguards and left seven others injured.

The source said the three officials were not hurt in the attack.

On Sunday, the security commission of Aden Governorate imposed a curfew from 8pm to 5am on Aden City after militants laid siege to the seaport in Mualla district in a bid to force out the government security forces. The curfew came into force Monday.

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