Militates in the city of Sayoun in Wadi Hadramout (Yemen) have attacked Total motorcade
killed one Yemeni solder and wounded a French citizen working for Total E&P Yemen block 10. Mostly total employees drive between the filed and Sayoun city for the purpose of receiving or farewell rotational employees who work between Sana’a office and the field.
Five masked gunmen reportedly pulled up alongside their vehicle and opened fire before fleeing. A second Yemeni inside the car was seriously wounded.
Security officials said they believed the assailants were linked to al-Qaeda.
A Total official told the Reuters news agency that the soldier who died had been sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.
The Frenchman, who was in the back, was shot in the leg, he added.
It is not yet clear whether the second injured man was another soldier or a Total employee, but the Total official said he was in a critical condition in hospital after being shot three times in the chest.