RED CROSS OFFICER KILLED IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING IN S.W. YEMEN

ADEN, Yemen- A member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was shot and killed, in a drive-by shooting, in Yemen's south-western province of Taiz on Saturday, a security official said.

"Unknown gunmen raided the car of an ICRC team, with a barrage of gunshots, in the public market of Dhabab, in Taiz Province, killing the team leader on the spot," the local security source said.

Witnesses said, the ICRC worker was shot in the chest, near a shop and died immediately.

Other local sources revealed that, the killed field officer was Lebanese.

The ICRC delegation in Yemen, also confirmed the shooting, in a short statement.

"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," the statement said.

The attackers fled the scene. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, so far.

Taiz has witnessed an uptick in assassinations and attacks, targeting military officials and humanitarian aid workers, during the past months.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK