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Gunmen assassinate Intel officer

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BY NY Staff

An intelligence officer named Mote’a Ba-Qatean has been killed by gunmen riding a motorcycle, the latest in a steady stream of killings of Yemeni military officers.

A security source stated that the two gunmen were on a motorcycle when they shot the officer. “He was taken to a hospital at once, but died there,” he added.

Statistics show that such operations have targeted more than sixty officers in the last year. Government representatives have generally claimed that the gunmen are affiliated with the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization.