Top Officials Escape Assassination Attempt in Yemen’s Aden

ADEN (Reuters) -

.The governor and security director of the southern Yemeni city of Aden escaped a gun attack on their convoy on Tuesday, a security official said, the latest in a string of terror attacks on the government.

Three of the terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire, while two bodyguards and two civilians walking by were wounded, the official said. But Governor Aidarus al-Zubaidi and Brig. Gen. Shalal Ali Shayyeh were unhurt.

Both men have survived attacks before. Al-Qaida and Islamic State terrorists have taken advantage of 10 months of civil war in Yemen to expand their presence in Aden, where the embattled government is based.