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ADEN, Yemen- Unidentified gunmen, on Monday, shot dead a senior official of the security forces, in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, a local police source said.

Colonel Abdul Kareem, a commander of the newly-recruited Yemeni security forces in Aden, was killed, when gunmen opened fire at him in the Sheikh Othman neighbourhood, the source said, on condition of anonymity.

"The Colonel was assassinated by two masked gunmen, riding a motorcycle, while he was having his breakfast in a cafeteria, in the same neighbourhood," the source said.

Yemeni security forces arrived at the scene after the attack and launched an investigation into the incident, the source added.

The incident occurred just 24 hours after the Daesh group claimed responsibility for killing two security personnel in Aden.

Commanders of the newly-recruited Yemeni security forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), are frequently targeted by suicide bombers or drive-by shooters.

No group has claimed responsibility for Monday's drive-by shooting yet, but both the Yemen-based al-Qaeda branch and the Daesh, conducted a number of similar attacks in Aden in recent weeks.


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