Gunmen kill leading figure in Yemeni Houthi group

Unknown assailants killed a leader of the Yemeni Houthi group in Sanaa.

Gunmen kill leading figure in Yemeni Houthi group

World Bulletin / News Desk

Unknown assailants shot and killed a leader of the Yemeni Houthi group in Sanaa on Tuesday while he was on his way to attend reconciliation talks in the Yemeni capital, officials at the talks said.

They said the gunmen opened fire on Ahmad Sharafeddin, a former dean of the school of law at Sanaa University, and he died immediately.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the assassination, but another Houthi leader, Abdulkarim al-Khiwani, accused hardline groups of carrying out the attack.

The Houthi group has fought Salafis in northern Yemen since October before a ceasefire was reached earlier this month to relocate the Salafis to another city some 250 km (155 miles) away. But clashes have continued in other parts of northern Yemen with tribesmen allied to the Salafis.

Last Mod: 21 Ocak 2014, 13:00
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