A pregnant Yemeni journalist has been killed in a car explosion in Aden, witnesses and medical sources said, in the latest incident of violence in Yemen’s southern port city.
An initial police investigation indicated an explosive device was planted on Tuesday on the vehicle carrying Rasha Abdullah al-Harazi and her husband, Mahmoud al-Atmi, also a journalist, Reuters reported.
Al-Atmi was injured, said the two medical sources at al-Jumhouriya hospital. They also said al-Harazi was pregnant.
Sources said they both worked for a Gulf-based television channel, but it was not immediately clear which one.
In October a car bomb targeting the convoy of Aden’s governor killed at least six people, and 12 civilians were killed in a blast near the city’s airport.
Yemen has been mired in violence since the Iran-aligned Houthi movement ousted the internationally recognised government from the capital, Sana’a, in late 2014, prompting a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia to intervene within months.
Aden has also been caught in a power struggle between the government and a separatist group vying for control of the city, interim seat of government, and the wider south.