2 politicians assassinated in Yemen's Lahij

Two militants on a motorcycle shot the two officials down in the southern part of the province, the source said

2 politicians assassinated in Yemen's Lahij

World Bulletin/News Desk

Two leaders of Yemen's Popular Congress Party, which has ministers in the current government, were assassinated on Friday by unidentified militants in the southern Lahij province, a security source has said.

"Two militants on a motorcycle shot the two officials down in the southern part of the province," the source told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity.

He added that the militants had immediately fled the scene after killing the two officials.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack, while the government has yet to issue a comment.

The Popular Congress Party is headed by ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose 33-year rule was brought to an end in 2012 by a popular uprising that had begun one year earlier.

Friday's killings were the first time for officials from Saleh's party to be assassinated in Yemen.

The poverty-stricken Arab country has been plagued by violence since the downfall of the Saleh regime two years ago.

 

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