The terrorist attack that targeted the convoy of the governor of the interim capital, Aden, Ahmed Hamed Lamlas, today, Sunday, sparked widespread controversy on social networks, among hundreds of activists.
Activists were divided between sympathizing with the Southern Transitional Council, over the victims of the attack, and accusing what they called the “Muslim Brotherhood”; Referring to the Islah party, which also condemned the incident and called for an investigation into it, and another group held the STC responsible for controlling security in the city it controls, and left targeting the people of other Yemeni governorates.
In the same context, the Yemeni Congregation for Reform Party called, today, Sunday, for the speedy arrest of the perpetrators who targeted the convoy of the governor of the interim capital, Aden, to investigate and bring them to justice. According to a comment by the deputy head of the party’s media department, on his official account on the micro-blogging site “Twitter”.
Al-Adini condemned the terrorist attack that targeted the convoy of Governor Ahmed Lamles.
The official spokesman of the Southern Transitional Council held what he called “terrorist hands” the responsibility of an operation targeting the governor of the interim capital, Aden, and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.
A statement issued by Ali Al Kathiri, the council’s official spokesman, said: “In a treacherous terrorist operation, the cowardly terrorist hands sought to target the Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council, the governor of the capital, Aden, Ahmed Hamid Lamlas, and Major General Salem Abdullah Al-Saqtri, the assistant secretary-general of the Council, and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.”
He added: “This treacherous operation is only a result of the safe haven provided by the Muslim Brotherhood to terrorist groups under its umbrella, in service of the Houthi militias to facilitate their recruitment into the liberated areas, which was evident through their obstruction to the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement and their unjustified evasion of it.”
The President of the Republic, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, directed that “comprehensive field investigations” be carried out to find out the circumstances of the assassination attempt on the governor of Aden, Ahmed Hamid Lamlas, and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Salem al-Saqtri.
A car bomb exploded while their convoy was passing in the Hajif area of Al-Tawahi city in Aden on Sunday, leaving dead and wounded.