YEMEN Press Agency

Pro-coalition official survives assassination in Taiz

TAIZ, Oct. 31 (YPA) – A local official loyal to the Saudi-led coalition survived an assassination attempt in the areas under the control of the Islah Party in the center of Taiz city, southwest Yemen.

Local sources reported that the director of the transportation office in the pro-coalition government in Taiz, Aref Abdullah Ahmed Numan, was shot by an unknown armed gang while he was driving his car, causing a number of casualties, without mentioning a final statistic of the accident.

The sources confirmed that the gunmen looted Numan’s car and took it to an unknown destination, while the wounded were taken to a hospital.

Numan was kidnapped by an armed gang in mid-February from the center of Taiz and taken to an unknown destination.