Gunmen assassinate Yemeni colonel

Colonel Abdullah al-Rabaki was walking home in the city of Mukalla in Hadramawt Province late on Friday when the gunmen shot him six times

Gunmen assassinate Yemeni colonel

World Bulletin/News Desk

Gunmen shot dead a senior Yemeni military intelligence officer who had been targeted for assassination by militants, a local security official said.

Colonel Abdullah al-Rabaki was walking home in the city of Mukalla in Hadramawt Province late on Friday when the gunmen shot him six times with a revolver fitted with a silencer, the official said. They escaped on a motorbike.

Leaflets from militants had previously been circulated in the city on Yemen's south coast, calling for Rabaki's assassination, the official said.

More than 60 army and security officers have been assassinated in the country's southern provinces in the past two years as government forces attempt to wrestle back control of areas seized by militants during the chaos of the Arab Spring.

 

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