Yemen PM's hotel in Aden attacked

'Prime Minister Khaled Bahah is in good health and was not harmed,' says Nayef al-Bakri, the minister of youth and sports

Yemen PM's hotel in Aden attacked

World Bulletin / News Desk

A hotel in Yemen's second city of Aden where Prime Minister Khaled Bahah was staying with members of the government was on fire on Tuesday after being hit by three rockets, a security source and witnesses said.

People had been left "dead and wounded" by the attack, a local official told AFP on condition of anonymity, without saying if that included any members of government.

Bahah and his ministers have been installed in Aden -- declared Yemen's provisional capital after it was taken back from Shiite Huthi rebels in mid-July -- after spending six months in exile in Saudi Arabia.

Columns of smoke were rising from the Al-Qasr hotel in the city's western suburbs on Tuesday morning, an AFP reporter on the scene saw.

Ambulances and civil defence forces were on the scene, witnesses said, adding that the rockets had hit the entrance of the hotel.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ekim 2015, 09:29