The governor of the Yemeni city of Aden has been killed in a large explosion claimed by a local Isis affiliate group.
Jaafar Mohammed Saad and at least six of his entourage died when his convoy was attacked in a car bombing, security sources have said.
Several other people were wounded in the bombing.
An Isis-affiliated group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement circulated online by supporters, saying the bomb was concealed in a parked car along the convoy's route.
The group referred to Mr Saad as a "tyrant" and warned the "heads of the infidels" in Yemen it would carry out "operations to chop off their rotten heads".
Isis have claimed a series of bombings which have killed 159 people and wounded 345 this year in Yemen.
On Saturday, attackers shot dead a prominent anti-terrorism court judge and his two sons, along with a military intelligence official, in separate attacks.
Additional reporting by AP
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