Lahij: Unidentified gunmen murder soldier, another civilian wounded

Lahij: Unidentified gunmen murder soldier, another civilian wounded

A local source in al-Hota city, the center of Lahij governorate, southern Yemen, said that a soldier of the Security Belt Forces was murdered on Tuesday by two unidentified gunmen in the city’s main street.

 

The source told Almasdaronline that two gunmen murdered the soldier and fled away into the nearby residential neighborhoods.

 

The source added that the security forces pursued the gunmen and exchanged fire with them, and a civilian was injured while passing near the site of the clashes.

 

The source pointed out that the murder’s cause was likely personal.

 

It is noteworthy that al-Qaeda members have earlier carried out similar operations, and assassinated security and local officials in the governorate, which is under the control of the pro-government forces and the popular resistance.

 



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