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 Oct. 6 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 Oct. 6 morning, an AFP reporteron 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.