The governor of the southern Yemeni city of Aden has been killed in a large explosion, security sources say, the BBC reports.
A convoy carrying Jaafar Mohammed Saad was hit in the Tawahi area of the port city.
Houthi rebels based in northern Yemen have seized much of the country, including the capital Sanaa.
Earlier this year Aden was recaptured by government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition.
Security sources said several members of Mr Saad’s entourage also died in the attack.