Governors of Yemen's temporary capital of Aden and the adjacent province of Lahj escaped an assassination plot on Tuesday, local security sources said.
A car bomb was detonated while the convoy of the lately appointed governors was passing in the district of Al-Mansoura, Aden, they said, adding that three of their guards were injured in the blast.
The failed plot was the latest in a series of targeted killings and attempted assassinations since Aden was retaken from the Houthi militants in mid the year.
Aden has since been experiencing alarming fragile security with targeted killings and presence of militant groups such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS on the rise.
Former Aden governor Jafar Saad was killed along with several of his guards in a car bomb early last month.
Moreover, many security officers and politicians including key leader of pro-government popular resistance have been killed and some others survived assassination attempts.
Lately, reports said thousands of troops were deployed to help control the situation in Aden which several thousands of Yemeni and Arab troops from the Saudi-led coalition have been securing.
Separately, battles between the pro-government forces and the Houthi militants expanded into some parts of southern Lahj province in the past two days.
Local sources said today the Houthi militants seized positions on border between Taiz and Lahj after fierce battles.
The Saudi-led coalition, which has bombing Yemen since March, intensified airstrikes on Houthi forces and military equipment between the two provinces in recent weeks.
Many militants and civilians were killed and injured in the raids.
In Taiz, battles raged in several parts and on outskirts coinciding with persistent Houthi mortar shelling on populated areas, locals said.
Three civilians were killed and 12 others injured in Houthi shelling today, they added.