Sana’a: Suspected Al Qaeda militants shot dead the deputy governor of Yemen’s central province of Al Bayda yesterday, a security official said.
Adel Al Asbahi, the provincial security chief of Al Bayda, said on the Defence Ministry website that armed men fired on Hussein Dayyan as he was leaving his home. Provincial officials said they fled on motorcycles.
The officials said they believed the assailants were militants linked to Al Qaeda, and that security forces were hunting for them.
Elsewhere, a Yemeni soldier was shot dead by two assailants who were on a motorcycle near the airport of the capital Sana’a, a military source said.