Pro-Saudi commander assassinated in Abyan

Pro-Saudi commander assassinated in Abyan

Unknown gunmen have on Wednesday assassinated a security official loyal to the Saudi-led coalition in Abyan province, southern Yemen, pro-coalition media reported citing sources

According to the sources, unidentified gunmen in a car shot Saleh al-Mihdhar, commander of the Emergency Battalion of the Special Forces of Hadi’s government in the center of the city of Shuqra.

The sources added that al-Mihdhar was seriously injured and was taken to the hospital, but died of his injuries.

The sources confirmed that the gunmen fled the scene, while investigations are still underway as the security forces intensified their presence at all entryways and exits of the city.