Explosion targeting tribal leader shocks Taiz

Explosion targeting tribal leader shocks Taiz

An improvised explosive device (IED) planted in a tribal sheikh’s car exploded in Taiz city, southwest Yemen, on Thursday causing several casualties among civilians.

Media sources said that an explosive device planted inside a Jeep Land Cruiser car belonging to Sheikh “Monther Al-Najashi” exploded while it was parking in front of a restaurant near the Deluxe Hotel in the city center.

The city of Taiz is living in a state of unprecedented insecurity, killings and assassinations of military and security leaders and citizens, amid the spread of armed gangs and the growing conflict between armed groups funded by the Saudi-led coalition.

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