Shabwah. Gunmen intercept police vehicles escorting central bank funds and 'the Elite' intervene in support of the Gunmen

Shabwah. Gunmen intercept police vehicles escorting central bank funds and 'the Elite' intervene in support of the Gunmen


Clashes broke out between security forces and unidentified assailants in al-Mahfad area after an ambush targeted security forces from Aden securing the transfer of funds belonging to the Central Bank of Yemen in Shabwah province late Thursday.

"The forces of Shabwah police were ambushed by a gunman in al-Mahfad area while securing the transfer of funds to the central bank in the province, which necessitated the dispatch of urgent security reinforcements," a security source told Al-Masdar online.

However, the source confirmed that a point belonging to the Elite Shabwanya forces supported by the UAE in the area of "Al-Arm", directorate of "Haban" intercepted the security force going to strengthen the police and secure the transfer of funds, and prevented its passage, which led to the outbreak of clashes between the two parties.

The source pointed out that the clashes resulted in the injury of two police officers’ with minor injuries and the damage of two elite and a police vehicle, and the control of security on the point of the elite, and the site was handed over to a tribal mediation that stopped the clashes.

The source blamed the elite forces for the recent events and intercepted the security forces tasked to protect the money of the sons of the province and hinder them from carrying out their mission.

Police forces from Shabwah police went to Aden province to secure the transfer of funds from Aden central bank to the central bank in Shabwah.


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