Unknown gunmen on Saturday assassinated a senior officer of the Emirati-backed Security Belt (SB) in the Yemeni southern port city of Aden, seat of the internationally-recognized government.
"Mohamed Saleh, the deputy director of the SB man force and support, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen," private sources told Debriefer, as the man "was in front of his house in the Mansoura district" of Aden.
Aden is currently witnessing deep tensions following the fierce clashes that erupted Thursday in adjacent governorate of Abyan between Presidential Guard First Brigade and Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces, leaving some 40 people killed or injured.
Friday overnight, STC forces besieged the Ma'asheeq Palace in Aden, as Arab coalition warplanes were intensely hovering over the port city.
Last week alone saw 10 assassinations of security officers.