Aden: A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle outside a presidential palace in southeastern Yemen on Saturday, wounding more than seven people as a new president was sworn in in Sanaa, a military official said.

"A pick-up truck driven by a suicide bomber exploded at the entrance of the presidential palace in Mukalla," capital of Hadramawt province, the official said.

"Seven of the wounded have already been hospitalized while others are on their way to hospitals."

The bombing came as Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi took the oath of office as the first new president in Sanaa since 1978 after a year of turmoil and bloodshed.