On Friday, 4 March, four militants attacked a nursing home in Aden, killing at least 15 people, Reuters reported. Among the dead, according to local authorities and doctors, four nuns from India.
Reportedly, the first fighters told the security guard that they came to visit his mother, but after broke into the building and opened fire with rifles.
In addition to the four nuns, victims of the attack were two citizens of Yemen, also worked at the nursing home, eight inhabitants of the institution and the security guard.
The motives of the militants were not disclosed. According to the representative of the authorities, the attackers fled from the scene.
The bodies were transported to the clinic, working under the aegis of “Doctors without borders”.
According to Reuters, in the port of Aden is currently the Yemeni government, which is trying to regain control over the city with the support of the armed forces of the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf. The capital of Yemen Sana’a is still controlled by the rebels-Houthis.
Civil war in Yemen going on for several years. One of the belligerents is the military wing of the Houthis movement “Ansar Allah” – and loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh of the army. They are opposed by forces they ousted Abd-rabbu Mansour Hadi. In January 2015, the Houthis seized the capital Sana’a. The President was forced to move first to Aden, and after the rebels in March, entered the city, he left the Yemen. From this period on the request of Saudi Arabia with the support of the armed forces of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates pursues a military air operation against the Houthis.