Today, Monday, an international agency reporter in Yemen asked if the governor of Aden and the Minister of Agriculture were targeted with friendly fire? In reference to the position of the Southern Transitional Council, behind the terrorist operation.
Ahmed Al-Hajj, the correspondent of the Associated Press in Yemen, said in a tweet on his account on the micro-blogging site “Twitter”, which was monitored by “The Yemeni Scene”, “Is it true that the terrorist operation that targeted the governor of Aden and the Minister of Agriculture yesterday … was by friendly fire?”
He added: If this information is confirmed, the leaders of the Transitional Council should conduct comprehensive reviews before it is too late; In a proactive warning before the start of the investigation into the incident.
Information Minister Muammar al-Eryani said that the explosion that targeted the convoy of Agriculture Minister Salem al-Saqtri and Governor of Aden Ahmed Lamlas in the Tawahi district, killed at least six of Lamlas’ companions and wounded seven others who were at the scene at the time of the explosion.
The explosion damaged several buildings in the area, which were quickly closed by security forces, according to security officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdul-Malik Saeed described the blast as a “terrorist attack” and ordered an investigation.
No one immediately claimed responsibility.
Aden has witnessed several explosions in the past years, which were blamed on local elements affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.