YEMEN Press Agency

Update: STC’s security commander survives assassination in Abyan

ABYAN, Sept. 23 (YPA) – A security commander affiliated with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia survived an assassination attempt in Abyan province, southern Yemen, local sources reported on Friday.

According to the sources, a bomb inside a motorcycle exploded and targeted the convoy of Mohammed Abdullah Samgha, the commander of security belt forces’ sector in Al-Wadheea area, as he was passing at the entrance to the city of Lawdar.

No casualties have been reported so far, the sources said.

The UAE-backed militia launched a massive arrest campaign against citizens who were there near the scene of the explosion and subjected them to investigation, the sources added.