People’s Committees fighter shot in Abyan
Mas’wood Ali Rajeh, security chief of Khanfar district, said the man was at a checkpoint and was hit with three bullets.
He said snipers hiding behind Dabi Gas Station shot the People’s Committees loyalist. Pedestrians reported seeing the snipers flee in a car.
Rajeh said the fighter was shot while working at the checkpoint.
Rajeh also said that Ansar Al-Sharia militants cause problems and hinder work of the People’s Committees in the governorate.
Abyan was a stronghold for the militants of Ansar Al-Sharia, who have now withdrawn to mountains and valleys surrounding the governorate after being forced out by the Yemeni military.