Yemen's Aden governor killed in car bombing claimed by Islamic State just a day after U.N. envoy’s visit

By: Faris Saeed

Aden - A car bomb claimed by the Islamic State group Sunday killed the governor of Yemen’s second city, Aden, a day after a visit by the U.N.’s envoy to press for long-delayed peace talks

The governor of Aden was killed in a car bomb attack on Sunday claimed by Islamic State in Yemen's southern port city

A local official and residents said at least eight members of General Jaafar Mohammed Saad's entourage also died in the attack, which targeted the governor as he was headed to work. Several other people were wounded

Islamic State, in a statement posted on a messaging service it uses, said it detonated a car laden with explosives aimed at Saad's convoy in Aden's Tawahi district and promised more operations against "the heads of apostasy in Yemen". A local official and residents said earlier on Sunday a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into the governor's car

The killing of The governor of Aden, raising new doubts about the ability of a Saudi-led military coalition to secure one of Yemen’s most important cities, New York Times cited

The accident comes under the insecurity conditions experienced by the city

The group's local branch has stepped up operations since the outbreak of civil war in Yemen, emerging as a forceful rival to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the main militant group in the country in recent years

ISIS has released a series of depraved execution videos from Yemen whose ongoing sectarian war has allowed the terror group to spread its tentacles into the country

Four videos show, soldiers, 'houthis' as described, who are battling both the Saudi backed terrorists and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), being executed in different sickening scenarios in a desert location

Six men were blown up by a rocket launcher, another six were put on a boat which was sent out to sea and exploded, four were obliterated by the mortar shells hung around their necks and nine were beheaded with sharp daggers

ISIS, who also have territory in Iraq and Libya, have been able to spread to Yemen in the midst of its own civil war

Last month, the terror group claimed to be behind the synchronised attacks that killed at least 15 and wounded 30 at checkpoints manned by Yemeni troops

Yemeni security officials say masked gunmen have killed a prominent judge on Saturday Dec 5, who was known for sentencing al-Qaida militants to prison in the southern port city of Aden