Taiz could relapse into instability
The deaths took place while boarding a Central Prison vehicle. Locals in Taiz fear the renewal of instability experienced in the course of last year’s political turbulence.
The governorate of Taiz had seen increased stability since Governor Shawqi Hael assumed office. Life returned to a more normal situation and some services have improved.
A security source said "veiled, armed men riding motorcycles fired a hail of bullets on the car, shooting Al-Awlakei dead along with his daughter and two soldiers."
The source said investigations have found conclusive results as of yet. Nine suspects were detained, accused of being involved in the incident. There are some indications that escapees from the Central Prison engineered the attack as retaliation, according to the source.
The security sources called for locals to cooperate in bringing the phenomenon of carrying weapons instability to an end, to ensure that security forces can limit such incidents.
Meanwhile, the Industrial Commercial Chamber in Taiz released a statement condemning the tribesmen's repetitive attacks on Abduljaleel Radman Group Companies. The recent assault occurred this past Tuesday on Jamal Street, when an armed gang attacked the compound of the ARGC. The statement also indiSponge Plant and Nana Company stores located on Al-Dabab road to the west of the city, which resulted in a vast material loss.
The ICC warned against such destructive practices, which are economically devastating for commercial companies; it demanded the government immediately take action and capture the perpetrators.