7 killed, 10 injured in powerful blast outside presidential residence in Aden, Yemen - Kazakh TV

As RT reports, a powerful explosion killed seven people outside the residence of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Rabbu Hadi in the southern city of Aden, according to local officials and eyewitnesses. Ten people were injured in the blast.
 

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

 

"Seven people were killed and 10 were wounded. The majority of the casualties are civilians," the official added.

 

Locals have reported that the death toll could be as high as 32 people.

 

The officials said that President Hadi was inside the building at the time of the attack, but was unharmed.

 

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the blast, according to an ISIS-linked news agency. 

 

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