Yemeni Defense Minister Mohammad Nasser Ahmad Ali survived an assassination attempt by a suicide bomber Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden. However, 10 of his entourage were hurt, a security official told AFP.
"A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives drove into the minister’s motorcade as he was driving out of a tunnel," the official noted. According to him, the assailant was killed.
The attack came as the minister was heading to a hotel in Aden where he has been staying on a duty visit to the south.