Yemen’s Ministry of the Interior said that Minister of Youth and Sports Hassan Zaid has been killed in an assassination operation carried out by criminal elements affiliated with the Saudi-led aggression on Tuesday morning in the capital Sana’a.
The Interior Ministry confirmed in a statement, that the criminal elements intercepted the car of the Minister and shot him while he was driving with his daughter through the capital.
The Minister was admitted to a hospital after he was wounded by gunshots, but eventually died of his wounds, while his daughter was wounded.
The statement noted that the martyred minister did not have any personal security guards and was travelling alone like an ordinary citizen.
“The targeted killing of Zaid is a criminal act, which is part of the aggressors’ schemes to remove Yemeni national figures,” the ministry explained.
The Interior Ministry confirmed that an investigation was underway to bring the criminals to justice.