ADEN, Yemen- Unknown assailants launched an armed attack against a branch of a government-owned bank, in Yemen's southern province of al-Dhalea on Wednesday, a security official said.
The security source said that a group of unidentified gunmen fired a barrage of bullets and hurled two grenades on the Cooperative and Agricultural Credit (CAC) Bank's building, causing no casualties among the guards. Reasons and motives behind the armed attack are still unknown, according to the source. The CAC bank is the only state bank operating and delivering salaries for employees in the city.
Earlier this month, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international medical charity, announced suspending its activities in al-Dhalea province, following terror attacks on its headquarters. The MSF headquarters, based in the government-controlled province, was targeted for the second time in less than a week, by explosives, but fortunately, nobody was harmed, the MSF said in a statement.
The impoverished Arab country has been locked in a civil war since the Shiite Houthi rebels overran much of the country militarily and seized all northern provinces, including the capital, Sanaa, in 2014.
Saudi Arabia leads an Arab military coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015, to support the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, after Iran-backed Houthi rebels forced him into exile.
The United Nations has listed Yemen as the world's number one humanitarian crisis, with seven million Yemenis on the brink of famine.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK