Published: 2017-11-29 15:48
Last Updated: 2017-11-29 15:48
A powerful car bomb hits the offices of Yemen’s Finance Ministry in the city Aden, southern Yemen, killing at least four people and wounding 21, Yemeni witnesses and officials say.
The witnesses say the explosion that hit early Wednesday completely destroyed the Ministry building, damaged nearby houses and triggered fires in some shops, adding that the explosion was so strong it could be felt in the nearby area.
The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) claimed credit for the attack later today, Reuters reported quoting Amaq News Agency, the news outlet linked to ISIS.
The strike happened just 14 hours after a meeting took place in Aden between the Prime Minister of Yemen, Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, and Leaders of the Arab coalition, discussing ways to fight terrorism.
Aden has recently been targeted by a wave of terrorist attacks, the most recent taking place on November 14 when a car bomb hit a local security base, killing at least 6 people and injuring dozens, including civilians. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.