Forces loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni president patrol a street in the southern city of Lahj on April 24, 2016, during an operation to drive Al-Qaeda fighters out of the southern provinces. / AFP / SALEH AL-OBEIDI
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A suicide bomber targeted the police chief of Yemen's second city Aden Thursday in the latest attack against senior officials in the base of the Saudi-backed government, a security official said.General Shallal Shayae escaped unharmed from the attack but one guard was wounded when the bomber blew up a vehicle packed with explosives, the official said.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, but Shayae has survived attacks by extremists more than once.
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