YEMEN Press Agency

Activist killed, several others injured in attack on protests in Shabwa

SHABWA, Feb. 19 (YPA) – An activist was killed on Sunday in Shabwa province, during an attack by the so-called “Shabwa Defense” militia affiliated with the son of the governor on protests condemning the deterioration of services.

Medical sources reported that the activist, Nasser Dilham, was killed and several others were injured during a shooting at protesters who gathered in front of Al-Saeed Hospital in the outskirts of Ataq city to demand better services.

Shabwa suffers from a collapse of services, despite looting and sales of oil and gas fields.

The incident would widen the popular tension against the governor loyal to Saudi-led coalition and overthrow him.