A suicide car bomb killed seven people outside Yemeni President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi’s residence in the southern city of Aden on Thursday, local officials and eyewitnesses said.

 

“A suicide car bomb targeted a security checkpoint about 500 meters (yards) from the Maashiq palace,” the official told Reuters by telephone.

 

“Seven people were killed and 10 were wounded. The majority of the casualties are civilians,” the official said of the latest in a series of deadly attacks by militants on government and security targets.

 

The officials said President Hadi was inside the building at the time of the attack and was unharmed.

 

 

 

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