Police commander in Yemen’s Aden killed in shootout

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His family later handed her over to southern fighters in charge of security in the Sheikh Osman district of Aden.

Sixteen people, including four Indian nuns, were killed on Friday after unidentified gunmen attacked a retirement home in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.
“We have seen the reports and are trying to ascertain the details”, foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
Gunmen stormed the refuge for the elderly, operated by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, killing a Yemeni guard before tying up and shooting 15 other employees, officials said.
The women religious, members of the Missionaries of Charity, were killed when four armed men attacked the convent and home for the elderly in the southern city of Aden on Friday (March 4), the Catholic news agency Fides reported.
The gunmen opened fire at people and staff in the house, which led to the killing of 16, including four Indian nuns and a guard, the official explained. Many were Yemenis. The nursing home had around 80 residents, who were unharmed.
He added that the “care home for elderly is run by Christian nurses and missionaries of charity”.
She said that two of the nuns killed were from Rwanda and the other two were from India and Kenya. In 1998, three of its nuns were shot dead in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah by a psychiatric patient who had volunteered to fight alongside Bosnian Muslims in 1992 before returning to Yemen.
Information received tonight by India through informal sources in Yemen suggests the nuns were working as nurses and were among 16 people killed in the attack, two Indian officials involved in relations with the country told The Telegraph.
Yemen has been gripped by war since 2014, when Shiite Houthi rebels captured the capital, Sanaa, and large swaths of the country.
Al-Qaeda and IS have stepped up attacks in Aden despite the efforts of the government and its backers in a Saudi-led coalition battling the Huthis to secure it.
‘On entering inside, (they) immediately shot dead the gatekeeper and started shooting randomly, ‘ he said.
The so-called Islamic State has claimed attacks previously, including on a church which was torched last summer. “The area has been cordoned off and the police are investigating the incident”, the officials said.
Daesh and Yemen’s al-Qaida affiliate also have footholds in the south.