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Yemen's premier survived an attack in Aden Tuesday claimed by the Islamic State group but officially blamed on Shiite rebels, with 15 coalition troops and loyalists killed there and elsewhere in the city. While Prime Minister Khaled Bahah escaped unharmed in the attack on government headquarters at Al-Qasr Hotel, some of his ministers were "lightly wounded". Bahah and some ministers only returned to Aden in mid-September from six months in Saudi exile after fleeing with President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi as the Iran-backed Huthi rebels advanced on the city.
"We are still in the mode that the next 36 to 48 hours will be volatile," Governor Nikki Haley said. Emergency management officials said about 300 state-maintained roads and 160 bridges remained closed. Haley stressed the need for motorists to mind police barricades on flooded roads after reports of people moving the barricades or driving around them.