2 injured in blast at checkpoint in Yemen's Aden

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-15 05:24:31|Editor: huaxia
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ADEN, Yemen, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- A bomb exploded on Thursday at a security checkpoint in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, leaving two soldiers injured, a government official told Xinhua.

"Gunmen riding a motorcycle threw a homemade bomb against the security checkpoint of Catlex roundabout in Aden's neighborhood of Mansourah," the local government source said on condition of anonymity.

He said that "the homemade bomb caused a huge explosion that rocked the area and created panic among residents."

About two members of the newly-recruited security forces were injured during the bomb incident, according to the source.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bomb attack in Aden.

Earlier this month, heavy forces of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) backed by Saudi were deployed around key government institutions in Aden.

Saudi Arabia persuaded the STC and Yemen's government to hold reconciliation talks, which succeeded in reaching a deal to form a new technocrat cabinet of no more than 24 ministers.

The impoverished Arab country has been locked in a civil war since late 2014, when the Houthis overran much of the country and seized all northern areas including the capital Sanaa. Enditem