The Yemeni government has placed its security services on high alert to prevent “terrorist” attacks following a wave of such incidents across the country.
In May, a bombing in the capital, Sana’a, killed about 120 people, mainly soldiers.
At least 19 Yemeni soldiers have been killed in a car bombing and shooting attack in the southern port city of Aden.
Yemeni security sources said the attacks on Saturday were carried out on a street in the Tawahi district of Aden where the military intelligence headquarters and a local state television office are located.
“The death toll has increased to 19 soldiers while nine soldiers and three civilians were wounded,” said a Yemeni official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The official also stated that three soldiers were killed by the car bomb, and that gunmen “used machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades” in the shooting attack.
The incident comes five days after local security authorities foiled another attempted car bomb attack in the city.