Car bomb kills 5 in southern Yemen; ISIL claims responsibility
SANAA - The Associated Press
Yemeni witnesses and officials say a powerful car bomb has struck a government building in the southern port city of Aden, killing five people and wounding 12. The attack was then claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.
The witnesses and security officials say the early on Nov. 29 blast completely destroyed the finance ministry building, damaged nearby houses and triggered fires in shops in the area. They spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing retribution.
Aden has seen an uptick in violence, with a series of attacks and assassinations claimed by the ISIL branch. The city is the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government, which s at war with Shiite rebels.