8 killed in suicide bombing near presidential palace

A suicide car bombing killed at least eight people on Thursday outside Yemen's presidential palace in the city of Aden, security and medical officials said.
 
Daesh said that one of its militants carried out the attack on a checkpoint outside the palace in the main city of southern Yemen.
 
Both soldiers and civilians were among those killed, while at least 17 others were wounded, a medical source said.
 
A security source said the attack appeared to target the convoy of a local businessman who was entering the presidential complex.
 
Sources had initially said the convoy was carrying Aden's governor, Aidarus Al Zubaidi, but he later told AFP he was not in the area at the time of the attack.
 
Military vehicles from the Saudi-led coalition were deployed around the complex after the attack, security sources said.
 
Aden has become the temporary headquarters of Hadi's government as it battles to retake large parts of Yemen from Houthi rebels.

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