He said that in addition to the four Indian nuns, six Ethiopians, one Yemeni cook, and Yemeni guards were among those killed.
A nun who survived said she hid inside a storeroom fridge after hearing a Yemeni guard shouting, ‘Run, run’.
Gunmen in southern Yemen yesterday stormed a retirement home run by a charity established by Mother Teresa and killed 16 people, including four Catholic nuns, according to officials and witnesses. Gunmen entered the building on Friday and went room-to-room, handcuffing victims before shooting them in the head.
Mum jailed for running over PCSO while her 6-year-old daughter was in the carTwo of the murdered nuns were from Rwanda and the other two were from India and Kenya, she said, although other reports suggested all four were Indian. An official with MSF confirmed that 15 bodies had arrived at the hospital.
Around 80 elderly people had been living at the home, run by Missionaries of Charity.
Yemeni security forces gather outside an elderly care home after it was attacked by gunmen in the port city of Aden, Yemen, March 4, 2016.
Yemen’s embattled government has been forced out of the capital Sanaa by Iran-allied Houthi rebels and is now based in Aden but struggles to impose its authority even there.
The country has split into two by the civil war. The northern region, where Shiite rebels are in control, has been struck by an extensive air campaign by a Saudi-led coalition. One official blamed the Islamic State terrorist group for Friday’s attack while others believe that the attackers were members of a group linked to Al Qaeda.
“The signal was clear: This has to do with religion”, Bishop Hinder said.