Lebanese Red Cross Worker Killed in Southern Yemenإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Lebanese Red Cross employee, Hanna Lahhoud, was killed in an armed attack on an ICRC group in Yemen’s Taez, VDL (100.5) said Saturday.
Sanaa-based Red Cross official Adnan Hizam told AFP: “One of our colleagues was killed by an armed man in Taez city.”
Most of Taez is controlled by forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, while the Huthi rebels still hold many parts of the surrounding area.
An AFP photographer in Taez who visited the scene of the shooting said a gunman had opened fire on an ICRC vehicle in the Zabab district in the west of the city.
The aid worker was killed by multiple gunshots to the heart, according to a hospital source who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has not made public the aid worker's nationality or name.
"We are in mourning for one of our colleagues who was shot dead in #Yemen this morning. We are trying to find out more about this tragic incident," ICRC Yemen tweeted.
Nearly 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in the country in March 2015 to push back Huthi rebels who forced the government into exile.
The United Nations says the conflict has triggered the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with over 22 million people dependent on aid and 8.4 million on the verge of famine.
Yemen is also struggling with cholera and diphtheria outbreaks.