Yemen: 2 killed in IED explosion in Taiz province

At least two people were killed and 11 others injured when an explosion struck a civilian bus in Yemen’s southwestern province of Taiz on Sunday, a security official told Xinhua.

“An explosion caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) targeted a civilian bus while it was passing through a main entrance leading to the besieged city of Taiz,” the local security source said on condition of anonymity.

The source confirmed that the explosion partially destroyed the bus and left at least two civilian passengers killed at the scene and 11 others wounded. “The incident occurred just a few minutes after a military motorcade passed through the same area, and it was apparently aimed at targeting a pro-government army official,” he said.

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