CAIRO -- A Yemeni security official says a car bomb has killed the regional head of the anti-terrorism police in the country's restive Abyan province.
The official said the bomb blast Friday near the southern city of Aden killed Ali Al-Haddi and wounded three others, two of them children.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters.
Al Qaeda linked militants have taken over a number of towns in Abyan, along the country's south coast, where they regularly engage in deadly clashes with security forces.
Yemeni authorities also accuse them of targeting security officials.