Domestic intelligence official assassinated in Yemen

Armed men on a motorbike opened fire on Colonel Abdel-Malak al-Azri of Yemen's Political Security Office near Sanaa airport, killing him instantly, according to the ministry's website.

Domestic intelligence official assassinated in Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday gunned down a senior officer in Yemen's domestic intelligence agency in capital Sanaa, the Defense Ministry said.

Armed men on a motorbike opened fire on Colonel Abdel-Malak al-Azri of Yemen's Political Security Office near Sanaa airport, killing him instantly, according to the ministry's website.

No group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack.

The killing comes one week after the expiry of a three-month ban on motorbikes in Sanaa. The government imposed the ban in December following a string of attacks by motorcycle-riding gunmen.

Yemen has struggled to maintain law and order since the ouster of long-serving president Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2012.

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