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Islamic State claims responsibility for explosion which kills Yemen governor

Published 06/12/2015 | 10:03

A file picture taken on October 24, 2015, shows governor of Yemen's second city Aden, Jaafar Saad, attending an event in Aden. Saad and an unspecified number of his bodyguards were killed on December 6, 2015 by a car bomb that tore through a residential neighbourhood, a local official and witnesses said
A file picture taken on October 24, 2015, shows governor of Yemen's second city Aden, Jaafar Saad, attending an event in Aden. Saad and an unspecified number of his bodyguards were killed on December 6, 2015 by a car bomb that tore through a residential neighbourhood, a local official and witnesses said

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an explosion which killed the governor of Yemen's southern Aden province on Sunday.

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In a statement posted on a messaging service, the group said it detonated an explosives-laden car as Jaafar Mohammed Saad's convoy was passing in a western district of Aden. Residents and security sources earlier said Saad had been attacked by rocket-propelled grenades or a suicide car bomber.

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