Three people killed by car bomb in war-torn Yemen’s southern Ad Dali province, witnesses say
AD DALI/SANAA – Three people were killed and another three injured late Sunday when a car bomb went off in Yemen’s southern Ad Dali province, according to eyewitnesses.
“A vehicle, carrying several passengers, exploded near the southern entrance of Damt, the provincial capital,” eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency.
Unknown assailants opened fire in the immediate wake of the explosion, according to witnesses.
Yemen descended into chaos last September, when the Shia Houthi militant group overran capital Sanaa.
In April, the Houthis also managed to capture Yemen’s southern Aden province, forcing President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi – along with most of his government – to flee to Saudi Arabia.
Recent weeks, however, have seen pro-Hadi forces retake most of the coastal province, allowing for the gradual return of Yemeni government officials from Riyadh, although Hadi himself has yet to return to the war-torn country.