Female reporter killed in explosion in Aden

Female reporter killed in explosion in Aden

Rasha Abdullah, a media broadcaster on the Saudi TV channel Al-Sharq, was killed and her husband seriously injured in an explosion targeting their car in the port city of Aden, southern Yemen.

Local sources said that an explosive device targeted the car, which the female reporter was riding in along with her husband, photographer Mahmoud Al-Utmi, and their child in Khor Maksar area, killing her and the child, and injuring her husband.

Investigations are still underway to find out the causes of the explosion, the sources added.

No party has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, violent clashes broke out between factions of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Aden city, leaving several dead and wounded.

Local sources explained that the clashes occurred after members of the STC militia led by Samed Sanah, stormed the police station of al-Emad in Dar Saad district, with the aim of arresting the deputy director of the police station, Roble Al-Subaihi.

Aden and other southern provinces have been witnessing assassinations and security disorder since the United Arab Emirates occupation forces took control over the city.