A journalist has died after a car bomb exploded in Aden, Yemen, according to police authorities. Initial investigations indicated that an explosive device had been placed in the car driven by Saber al-Haidari, the murdered Yemeni communicator.
Firefighters sprayed the charred remains of the car onto a main street in the city. The police statement did not specify which media outlet Haidari, 40, worked for.
Violence has increased in recent months, and journalists are some of the victims of the high tension in the country. Last November, a pregnant Yemeni journalist was killed in an explosion. Her husband, also a journalist, was injured.
On the other hand, in March, a car bomb attack killed a senior Yemeni military leader and three people close to him, in what the authorities described as a attack by “terrorist elements”.
Yemen has been locked in seven years of conflict between a Saudi-led military coalition and the Iranian-aligned Houth movement, which controls much of North Yemen.
Among Yemen’s many destabilizing forces are Islamist military groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic Statewho have carried out attacks in the past, including in the south.