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Red Cross workers shot dead in Yemeni

By Editor   |   02 September 2015   |   11:11 pm  

yemen rebelsUNKNOWN assailants have shot two Red Cross aid workers dead in northern Yemen, the humanitarian organisation said.

A spokesperson for the International Committee for the Red Cross told Al Jazeera the workers, Yemeni nationals, were on their way from a mission in the city of Saada to the main office in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle.

The pair was travelling with two colleagues in two vehicles “clearly” 
marked with the Red Cross emblem when a gunman who opened fire at the vehicles stopped them in Amran province.

“One of our colleagues passed away on the spot while another sustained critical injuries and was transferred to an MSF [Doctors Without Borders] hospital … where he passed away shortly after,” Rima Kamal, another ICRC spokesperson, said.

The other two were unharmed, she told the AFP news agency. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.



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