Yemeni security officials on Sunday said a huge explosion has killed the governor of Aden and six of his bodyguards, AP reports.
Islamic State (IS), which has a growing presence in Yemen since its civil war broke out, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Gov. Jaafar Mohamed Saad was traveling to his office in a convoy on Sunday morning when the explosion took place in the Rimbaud area of the southern port city, officials said.
Authorities are still investigating the exact cause of the explosion.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief the media.