Aden // A suicide car bombing killed four people on Monday when it hit a gathering of Yemeni forces in Aden.
Five others were wounded in the attack in the Sheikh Othman district of the city, serving as a government base, after Houthi rebels took over the capital Sanaa in 2014.
The suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into an area where security forces and pro-government militiamen had assembled, a security official said.
Abdrabu Mansur Hadi has declared Aden as Yemen’s temporary capital as forces loyal to his internationally-backed government battle to dislodge the Houthis and their allies.
Al Qaeda and ISIL affiliates have stepped up attacks in Aden despite the efforts of the government and troops from a Saudi-led coalition to secure it.
On February 17, a suicide bombing claimed by ISIL killed 14 soldiers. The attacker detonated his explosive vest among soldiers at a training session.
The rebels controlled Aden for briefly before government loyalists supported by UAE troops pushed them out in July.
Meanwhile, two people were killed and two others wounded in an explosion in their family home in north-western Aden, a local official said.
An explosive device went off as the family returned to their house for the first time since they fled in August during fighting between rebels and loyalists, the official added.
Further north, 12 soldiers were killed Sunday when a rocket slammed into a base of pro-Hadi forces in Marib, east of Sanaa, military sources said.