Aden: Yemen's Al Qaeda wing has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that targeted the governor of the southern city of Aden, according to US monitoring group SITE. Security officials said on Friday that a car packed with explosives blew up when the convoy of governor, Aidaroos Al Zubaidi, passed by in the Inma area of Aden. One soldier was wounded in the attack but Zubaidi was unhurt. SITE cited a brief statement by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on its Telegram channel on Friday saying it had detonated a bomb in a parked vehicle. It said both Zubaidi and Aden police chief, Shallal Shayei, were in the vehicle, but gave no further details. A civil war has raged for more than a year in Yemen and insecurity has gripped the port city, the temporary seat of Yemen's embattled government. Zubaidi was appointed governor of Aden after his predecessor was killed in a car bombing on December 6 claimed by IS, AQAP's main rival in Yemen. Attackers have tried several times before to kill him in car bomb blasts. An alliance led by Saudi Arabia intervened in the civil war in March to support the government and fight the Houthi movement.