At least 12 killed in car bombing in southern Yemen

At least 12 killed in car bombing in southern Yemen

At least 12 militants of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) were killed and 14 others were injured on Tuesday in a car bomb attack on a  security convoy  in Abyan province, southern Yemen.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on pro-STC media reports.

According to the reports, the attack took place in the city of Zinjibar and targeted the convoy of Abdel-Latif al-Sayed, commander of the so-called Security Belt force in the province of Abyan.

The explosion damaged at least four vehicles of al-Sayed’s convoy, according to the security officials.

Meanwhile, Al-Sayed spoke to local media and said he was slightly wounded in what he called a “terrorist attack.” He did not give further details.

No group has claimed the responsibility of the attack so far.

The attack coincides with the escalation of the bloody conflict between Saudi-led coalition factions in Abyan, as the STC seeks to expand its control over the province in order to end the latest representation of Hadi’s forces and Islah militants.