Yemen police kill separatist activist in Aden

Security forces opened fire on a bus carrying several al-Hirak activists near the governor's office in Aden, which led to the death of activist Mohamed al-Shoeibi and the injury of three others

Yemen police kill separatist activist in Aden

World Bulletin/News Desk

An activist with Yemen's southern separatist Al-Hirak movement was killed and three others wounded by Yemeni security forces on Friday in the southern Aden province, eyewitnesses have said.

Security forces opened fire on a bus carrying several Al-Hirak activists near the governor's office in Aden, which led to the death of activist Mohamed al-Shoeibi and the injury of three others, eyewitnesses told The Anadolu Agency.

One Al-Hirak activist who requested anonymity told AA that "security forces tried to arrest the bus driver, but he ran away, after which they opened fire on the bus."

The activists' claims have yet to be independently verified by Yemeni officials.

Al-Hirak demands autonomy for the south and the annulment of a 1990 unification agreement between North and South Yemen.

Their demands gained fresh impetus recently after the Shiite Houthi militant group took over Sanaa and other key Yemeni provinces in late September.

Yemen has been dogged by political turmoil since pro-democracy protests forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in 2012 after 33 years in power.

 

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