SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A vehicle bomb that rocked Yemen’s southern port city of Aden this week and killed a important basic also took the lifestyle of his son, a junior armed service officer, and 3 guards, a media spokesman said Thursday.

The bombing on Wednesday qualified the convoy of Maj. Gen. Thabet Jawas, a senior commander in southern Yemen, who was killed. Initial experiences mentioned at the very least 4 other individuals also died.

No one has so much claimed duty for the assault in Aden. The city has been rocked by various bombings in current decades blamed on nearby affiliate marketers of al-Qaida and the Islamic Condition group. Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels have also specific the metropolis with ballistic missiles and explosives-laden drones.

On Thursday, Qaed Nasr, a military spokesman for Jawas’ division, reported that the major general’s son, Nabil Jawas, a 26-12 months-previous military officer who was accompanying his father, also died.

The two had been driving home following attending a relative’s funeral when a parked car or truck exploded as Jawas’ convoy passed around a fuel offer facility, in accordance to security officers talking on problem of anonymity because they had been not authorized to discuss to reporters.

A few guards had been also killed, the officials reported, even though five civilian passers-by who have been wounded in the bombing are in hospital and obtaining clinical therapy.

Visuals from the scene confirmed hearth with charred bodies on the ground. An investigation was underway.

Aden has been the seat of Yemen’s internationally regarded government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi considering that the Houthis seized the country’s capital, Sanaa, in 2014, triggering the country’s protracted civil war.

Hadi and his prime minister, Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, mourned Jawas’ demise and denounced the bombing as a “terrorist assault.”