DAESH-CLAIMED BOMBING KILLS FOUR IN YEMEN

ADEN, Yemen, At least four people were killed and 10 others injured, when a Daesh-claimed car bombing, targeted a gathering of the Shiite Houthi group, in Yemen's central province of al-Bayda, on Tuesday, a security official said.

The suicide attacker slammed his explosives-laden truck into an exhibition, displaying photos of killed pro-Houthi fighters, in the town of Radaa in al-Bayda province, causing casualties, the security source said, on condition of anonymity.

The soldiers tasked with guarding and protecting the photo exhibition, opened fire and detonated the car bomb before it reached its target, the source said.

Medical sources in the area confirmed that, at least four people were killed and nearly 10 others injured, at the scene.

The Yemen-based affiliate of the Daesh group claimed responsibility for the suicide attack, in the Houthi-controlled town of Radaa.

In a statement posted via its accounts in Twitter, Daesh-Yemen branch said, Tuesday's attacker, whom it identified as, Abdullah Madhari, detonated his explosives-laden vehicle, amid a gathering of Houthis in the Ahmadi club.

The jihadist group didn't mention further details about the death toll caused by the terrorist operation.

Yemen, an impoverished Arab country, has been gripped by one of the most active regional al-Qaeda insurgencies in the Middle East.

The Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), also known locally as "Ansar al-Sharia," emerged in Jan, 2009, claiming responsibility for a number of terrorist attacks against Yemen's army and government institutions.

The AQAP and the Daesh-linked terrorists took advantage of the security vacuum and ongoing civil war, to expand their influence and seize more territories in southern Yemen.

Security in Yemen has deteriorated since Mar, 2015, when war broke out between the Shiite Houthi group, supported by former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and government forces, backed by a Saudi-led Arab coalition.

Over 10,000 people have been killed, in ground battles and air strikes since then, many of them civilians.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK